3rd night of protests over NYPD shooting of Brooklyn teen ends in 46 arrests

BROOKLYN (PIX11) - Angry protestors in East Flatbush, Brooklyn clashed again with the NYPD. According to police, 46 people were arrested Wednesday night.; most for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The violence, centered along Church Avenue, was sparked following a planned vigil for 16-year-old Kimani Gray. The teenager allegedly pointed a gun at police Saturday night. Police shot and killed him.

On Wednesday the public found out Gray had been hit by 7 bullets; an autopsy revealing three to the back. A loaded gun was found at the scene.

Police said the sister of Kimani Gray, Mahnefah Gray, was given a summons Wednesday night for disorderly conduct.

Protestors threw bricks, bottles and trash in the clash with police. According to the NYPD, an officer was hit in the face and suffered a gash. The officer was taken to a local hospital.

Wednesday night’s chaos followed a mostly peaceful vigil and protest on Tuesday night.  But Monday night, a riot broke out. A group of people vandalized and looted stores along Church Avenue.

The police presence in East Flatbush remained strong Thursday morning.

A police command post was set up at the intersection of Church Avenue and Albany Avenue.

15 comments

  • Budderseric

    He had a gun.. A loaded gun. Here's an idea!! Obey the law, don't carry a gun and you will not be shot

  • Eft

    A done deal he had a loaded gun shame on him he pointed it at them and they emptied their guns first if I wasa cop I'd do the same better him then me

      • bbb

        A 16 year old with 4+ prior arrests already, known blood gang member, hanging out at 11:30pm on a school night on the street. That's not the recipe for a productive member of society, just a drain on the future taxpayer. No proof of that? Was the gun planted on him too? lol

  • Edt

    It's always my boy would never do that why does he have a gun oh it's not his it was a plant, oh the cops just wanted to shoot someone. The cops just got up that morning said hey let's go shoot some one maybe a teen with no gun

  • @#%&!

    just an excuse so they can loot the stores, what have the store done to that kid? bring in the anti-violent unit. did they obtain a permit to do this protest? if not, arrest all and trace their record, I'll bet you find more criminal record

  • Mike

    Typical liberal media….cops were wrong. You cannot find ONE article emphasizing the fact that this 16 yo kid had priors and was a bloods member. What WAS he doing hanging out on a steet corner at 11:30 pm on a school night? WHERE was mom???

  • PositiveDad2013

    It's a sad reality when we, as people, trying to raise our youth through a strong positive message of respect for ourselves and each other, do not see a problem with the fact that a youth was in possession of a weapon, and given the best case scenario would have been given the opportunity to forfeit the gun to the police and get the help needed, but choose to walk away from the police and pull out the loaded weapon to "defend himself" from who? The police? We can't be serious! These officers are human, and are trained to diffuse a situation the quickest way possible without any additional harm to life or property. And so, they do their job and this youth suffers with his life as a result. We all have choices to make, and they affect the way we not only go about our own lives, but someone else as well, in some way, shape, or form. We can cry and carry on like this, rioting over someone else's choice which was wrong, and accomplish nothing but getting arrested and gaining lifetime records that will further hold us down in society, or enact change by education. Help those that may do the very same thing this young man did by telling them to obey the police, comply with them and help them diffuse the situation by giving them what they want, and then taking the necessary steps to act against them if you felt you were wronged. Going against the police never works. It never does, and it never will. Beat them at their own game, but you have to be willing to play, whether you like it or not. It is the only way, as a community, we are going to advance and be a stronger community against "bad situations and persons alike".

  • NadasLEpLyk UDumFuKz

    Just wait … till it happens to You ! (or your "perfect" child) * Ignorant, DumFuKz !!

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