Top Story #7: Kimani Gray

News 12 Brooklyn is counting down the top stories of the borough of 2013 as voted by our viewers. Coming in at No. 7 is

The 16-year-old was fatally shot seven times by police on March 9 after officers say the teen presented a firearm. After recovering a gun from the scene, many in the community believed that the weapon was planted to make it seem that Gray was a threat to the officers.

The 16-year-old was fatally shot seven times by police on March 9 after officers say the teen presented a firearm. After recovering a gun from the scene, many in the community believed that the weapon was planted to make it seem that Gray was a threat to the officers. (12/26/13)

BROOKLYN - News 12 Brooklyn is counting down the top stories of the borough of 2013 as voted by our viewers. Coming in at No. 7 is the police-involved shooting of East Flatbush teen Kimani Gray.

The 16-year-old was fatally shot seven times by police on March 9 after officers say the teen presented a firearm. After recovering a gun from the scene, many in the community believed that the weapon was planted to make it seem that Gray was a threat to the officers.

As a memorial on Church Avenue grew and nightly vigils were held, anger in the community spilled over into protests. Four days after Gray’s death, 46 people were arrested after community members ransacked stores and threw bricks at officers.

Gray’s mother said that she did not condone the community’s behavior. She said that she just wanted justice for Kimani.

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