Family of man killed by police in Brownsville demand full investigation
The family of a 21-year-old man who was fatally shot by police officers in a Brownsville apartment building last week rallied on Sunday to demand more information about the death of their loved one.
Family, friends and neighbors of Erickson Gomez Brito marched from Sutter Avenue, where the incident occurred, to the NYPD Service Area 2 in the hope of learning more about Gomez Brito's death.
Gomez Brito was shot several times by officers in his aunt's Brownsville apartment building on Nov. 19. He died a short time later.
His family says they have reached out to police, but still don't have any of the answers they are looking for.
"How was this man who allegedly assaulted these police killed? Shot in the face twice, shot in the body five more times, " said attorney Sanford Rubenstein.
Brito's cousin tells News 12 that the family wants both officers involved in the incident indicted. She's also pushing for a separate autopsy and a federal investigation into what exactly happened.
"Where are the cameras, where is everything," says Emily Cosor, the victim's cousin. "They took evidence out of that building. There's a lot of stuff missing."