Vigil to mark year since Akai Gurley death

The family and friends of an innocent man who was fatally shot in an East New York stairwell plan to hold a vigil next week to mark the first full year since his death. Akai Gurley, who would have

News 12 Staff

Nov 13, 2015, 3:32 AM

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Vigil to mark year since Akai Gurley death
The family and friends of an innocent man who was fatally shot in an East New York stairwell plan to hold a vigil next week to mark the first full year since his death.
Akai Gurley, who would have turned 29 Thursday, was shot and killed by Officer Peter Liang in an unlit stairwell in the Pink Houses, where he lived.
Liang has said that the shooting was accidental, but his criminal trial begins in January.
The vigil is planned at the Pink Houses Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m., according to Kimberly Ballinger, who was Gurley's longtime girlfriend and is the mother of his child.
Gurley's family is seeking civil damages against Liang and his partner, Officer Shaun Landau, as well as the city and NYCHA.


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