NYPD cops shoot teen who they claim was armed

NYPD investigators gather in Brooklyn where plainclothes officers

NYPD investigators gather in Brooklyn where plainclothes officers fatally wounded a young man. Police said a revolver was recovered from the scene. (March 9, 2013) Photo Credit: BMR Breaking News Roy Renna

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Police in New York City say two officers fatally shot a teenage boy who they say pointed a gun at them after they approached him on a Brooklyn street.

Authorities say the 16-year-old, identified as Kimani Gray, was with a group of other males Saturday night but left when he saw police in an unmarked car. They say the boy was acting suspicious, and the officers approached him.

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According to police, the boy then pointed a .38-caiber revolver at the officers, who responded by shooting him. The teen was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.

Police say a loaded .38-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene.

Authorities say the officers were being treated for trauma and tinnitus and were in stable condition. The NYPD did not release their names.


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