Riot In Flatbush Over NYPD Shooting [UPDATED 11:30PM EST]

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cDozens of people marched in front of a Brooklyn police station to protest the deadly shooting of a 16-year-old boy over the weekend, throwing bottles and rocks at the building before the situation was brought under control, police said.

Police estimated about 70 people marched to the 67th Precinct station in East Flatbush at about 9 p.m. and threw garbage and empty bottles at the windows. No officers were injured and there was no damage to the building.

The group continued to march from Snyder Avenue and ended up at Church and East 57th Street, where they continued to demonstrate.

Police officers in riot gear were seen along the block, with barricades up on the streets.

The NY Post reports that the group also looted businesses including a Rite Aide.

“They poured in here like 40 or 50 of them. They pulled the registers off the counters, they flipped over everything. They punched me in the face. Several of them did, not just one [person.] It was insane,” said the store’s manager, Lorenzo Evans.

At least three other people were bleeding from the face after being assaulted in the store, the sources said.

WABC reported that Councilman Jumaane Williams held a news conference saying, “This started off a peaceful vigil. Some people broke off and decided to go down to the police pct. On the way down the anger got the best of them. When people are angry they do things that don’t make sense. It doesn’t make sense to destroy your own neighborhood. But it doesn’t make sense to ignore your anger and that’s what I want to get across. We need to listen to what happened here to prevent it from happening again. You have a mayor and a police commissioner that haven’t been listening.”

Meanwhile, the two New York City police officers who fatally shot the teenage boy who they said pointed a gun at them have been placed on administrative duty.

Police say Kimani Gray was with a group of other males in Brooklyn Saturday night. Police say 16-year-old left when he saw police in an unmarked car. Authorities say the boy was acting suspiciously. The officers identified themselves as they approached him.

According to police, the boy then pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the officers who responded by firing 11 shots, striking him several times. Gray was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.

Police say Gray’s revolver was loaded with four live rounds.

(YWN Desk – NYC / AP / WABC / NY Post)




6 COMMENTS

  1. These rioters should reserve their anger for innocent people who suffer abuse by the govt, not for a 16yr old who pulls a gun on people. City officials should be more focal against the anger that is emanating from locals and apparently condoned by and fueled by opportunistic politicians looking for votes, the al sharptons of the world should direct their energies in positive ways that advance the masses they claim to serve. This kid would have graduated to killing his own people if it hasn’t occured already

  2. “It doesn’t make sense to destroy your own neighborhood.”

    Aha, in other words, go destroy a “white” neighborhood instead! Thanx Jumaane! These are Obama voters. Hey, Bl$$mberg, what’s a 16 year old doing with a gun? Was it purchased legally?

  3. Councilman Jumaane Williams – I have tremendous respect for you, but there is no excuse for a kid carrying a gun or for anyone rioting, looting, vandelizing. Community members have a right to be angry, but not at the police for shooting a gun wielding teen, nor at the merchants who chose to do business in your community. Perhaps the victim, his parents, educators and community leaders deserve the blame for this unfortunate incident.

  4. what exactly were these officers supposed to do?! Let themselves get shot?!? Also Joe Yeshivish, I dont think that was the point that Jumanne was trying to Jumaane was trying to make

  5. I was driving down Utica Ave at that time and got stuck in the tfraffic resulting from the march. I’ve never seen such blatant wilding, like a herd of wilderbeast in the jungle.

    People, their own kind were running for cover. The looks in the eyes of thrse hoodlooms and their body language was one of total threat and intimidation. Many police cars were following them, trying to break up the march but were latgely ignored. These animals were on a mission and nothing was going to stop them. I was prepared to abandon my car and run the other way.

    Thanks David Dinkins, you set a great precedent for our city….we won’t soon forget.

  6. The kid pointed a gun at the police. Just what do these people think NYPD should have done? He paid the correct price for his actions. I am pleased that no NYPD member was shot or killed, NYC has seen way too much of that tragedy already. There is no excuse for the behavior displayed by the rioters. Every single rioter should have been arrested or shot. Law and order must be preserved. The logic of these people just escapes my sense of what is right and wrong. There is only one right and wrong, we all must obey the laws.