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.