Family of 16-year-old Kimani Gray, killed in police-involved shooting last March, files wrongful death lawsuit against city

Kimani Gray, 16, was shot to death by police last March. (4/19/14)

BROOKLYN - The family of Kimani Gray has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Gray, 16, of East Flatbush, was shot to death by police last March.

Gray's mother and sister allege that police officers used unreasonable force in the shooting and that he was denied medical care that could have saved his life.

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Police have said Gray was acting suspiciously and pointed a gun at officers, prompting them to shoot him seven times.

Many in the community say they are leery of their story and believe the gun was planted by officers and that race was also a factor in the shooting.

Gray's family is seeking unspecified damages.

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