Police Fatally Shoot Brooklyn Teen They Say Was Armed

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013  |  Updated 2:50 PM EDT
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Police Fatally Shoot BK Teen They Say Was Armed

Police shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray after they say he pointed a 38-caliber revolver at them.

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Two officers fatally shot a teenage boy who they said pointed a gun at them after they approached him in Brooklyn Saturday night.
 
Authorities said 16-year-old Kimani Gray was with a group of males on East 52nd Street in East Flatbush just before midnight, but left the group when he saw police in an unmarked car. The officers said the boy was acting suspicious and adjusting his waistband.
 
According to police, the two officers approached Gray, identified themselves as NYPD and the boy then pulled a .38-caliber revolver from his waist band and pointed it at the officers, who responded by shooting him. The teen was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.
 
Police said a loaded .38-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene.

A 19-year-old man who declined to give his name said he was among the group Gray was with just before the shooting. He told NBC 4 New York he didn't hear the officers identify themselves as police.

"It all happened so fast. I didn't even know they were officers," he said. "I didn't hear them say a thing."

Gray has been arrested four times in the past, including for grand larceny, authorities said.
 
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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