16-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Plain-Clothes Cops After Pointing Gun
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

be newsA 16-year-old male was shot and killed in Brooklyn, New York after he reportedly pointed a revolver at plain-clothes officers.

According to officials, Kimani “Kiki” Gray was approached by two officers in East Flatbush and then pulled out a .38-caliber revolver. Both cops shot several rounds at Gray, who was hit multiple times in the torso and legs. He was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.

Gray’s friends said the plain-clothes cops quickly jumped out of the car before the shooting and did not know their friend had a gun. NYPD said the teen had previously been arrested four times for grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

Read more at NY Daily News.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.

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