New York City Police Department said the officers were patrolling in an unmarked car in East Flatbush late on Saturday when they saw the 16-year-old Kimani Gray with five other young men.
According to police, Gray separated himself from the group when he noticed the officers and adjusted his waistband in what the police described as a suspicious manner.
The officers got out of their vehicle and approached Gray who pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them, officials said.
“After the anti-crime sergeant and police officer told the suspect to show his hands, which was heard by witnesses, Gray produced a revolver and pointed it at the officers who fired a total of 11 rounds, striking Gray several times,” Paul J. Browne, the chief spokesman for the Police Department said.
The boy was pronounced dead a short time later at Kings County Hospital Center.
Devonte Brown, Gray’s friend, told reporters that Gary “was screaming, ‘Stop! I’m not running,” while the officers opened fire on him.
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