Cops fatally shoot teen who allegedly pointed gun at them
Two NYPD officers fatally shot a teenage boy who they said pointed a gun at them after they approached him on a Brooklyn street, authorities said.
The 16-year-old, identified as Kimani Gray, was with a group of other youths Saturday night, police said, but left when he saw police in an unmarked car. Authorities said the boy was acting suspiciously, and the officers moved toward him.
According to police, the boy then pointed a revolver at the officers, who responded by shooting him. The teen was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.
"The cops, they just jumped out of the car so fast," Devonte Brown, 16, told the Daily News. "They started shooting him and he went down, he was bleeding, holding his side, screaming, 'Stop! Stop!' " Brown said.
Akeem Brown, 15, said, "We didn't know he had a gun." Police said they found a loaded .38-caliber revolver at the scene.
Authorities said the officers were treated for trauma and tinnitus and were in stable condition. The NYPD did not release their names.
The shooting was the second involving police and civilians on Saturday.
A driver was shot in the torso on Staten Island on Saturday afternoon during a traffic stop.