1 arrested after riot breaks out during vigil for 16-year-old, Kimani Gray, shot and killed by police

One person was arrested yesterday for disorderly conduct after a riot broke out during a candlelight vigil for a teenager killed by police in East

Cops say Kimani Gray was killed after pointing

Cops say Kimani Gray was killed after pointing a loaded revolver at two plainclothes officers.

BROOKLYN - One person was arrested yesterday for disorderly conduct after a riot broke out during a candlelight vigil for a teenager killed by police in East Flatbush.

Dozens of people gathered at Church and Albany avenues Monday night to remember Kimani Gray. Investigators say the 16-year-old was fatally shot Saturday night after pointing a loaded revolver at two plainclothes officers.

The somber vigil quickly turned to protest over the teen's death. According to police, the angry crowd not only threw bottles and flipped trash cans on the streets, but also damaged a local Rite Aid. They say multiple people stormed into the store, turned over displays, punched the manager in the face and hit a customer.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative duty as an investigation is conducted.

Police are looking for people caught on surveillance camera who damaged the Rite Aid store.

A vigil scheduled for Tuesday evening has been rescheduled due to poor weather conditions.

To watch extended footage from the protest scene and video of the Rite Aid robbery, watch the clips to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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