Autopsy: 7 police bullets hit Brooklyn boy, 16

Protests in Brooklyn on Church Avenue & East

Protests in Brooklyn on Church Avenue & East 46th St. turned violent as residents reacted to the NYPD's shooting of a teenager they said was armed (March 11, 2013) (Credit: CS Muncy)

A 16-year-old boy killed by police in Brooklyn last Saturday was struck by seven bullets fired by the officers, two of which entered the rear area of his left shoulder and thigh, according to autopsy results made available Wednesday.

Four of the seven 9-mm bullets, and a fragment, were recovered during the autopsy of Kimani Gray, but it wasn't possible to determine which caused his death or the order in which they struck him, said a spokeswoman for the office of the chief medical examiner.

Nearly 100 mourners of the slain teenager and others angered over the shooting, gathered in East Flatbush for the third night in a row of a vigil and protest last night. By 9:30 p.m., NYPD officers had made two arrests after a tense confrontation with the crowd following the start of a march on East 55th Street near Church Avenue.


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At least two people were arrested after police allegedly used pepper spray at a march protesting police violence.Gray was shot by two plainclothes officers around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said the teen walked away from a group of other youths as the officers approached, that he appeared to adjust his waistband and then pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the officers. Investigators said civilian witnesses recalled the officers telling Gray to "freeze" and "don't move," as well as "don't move, what do you have in your hands."

During a briefing with reporters Tuesday, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said he didn't know of civilian witnesses who stated they saw Gray point the weapon. A handgun found at the scene was originally purchased in Florida more than 30 years ago, Kelly said.

The shooting sparked demonstrations and disturbances in Flatbush on Tuesday night resulting in the trashing of a Rite Aid store. Since then the neighborhood has been relatively calm with smaller vigils and demonstrations.

The autopsy report noted that along with the entry wounds in the posterior of Gray's shoulder and thigh, he was shot in the left side in the rib cage area, left forearm, and the side and middle of his right thigh.

With Igor Kossov

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