Almost four dozen people have been arrested in Brooklyn in the third night of protests after 16-year-old Kimani Gray was shot and killed by two plain clothes New York City Police Department officers on Saturday March 9. Tensions have escalated after it was revealed the teen was shot in the back three times.
"The New York City medical examiner's office says [Gray] was hit seven times," reports the AP. "Autopsy results released Wednesday show Gray had wounds in both the front and back of his body."
Police officers claim the teen "adjusted his waistband in ... a 'suspicious manner'" and brandished a revolver before they opened fired. At least two eyewitness claim that Gray did NOT have a weapon. A woman who witnessed the shooting was she's "certain" that Gray "didn't having anything in his hands," reports the Daily News.
Kimani Gray's final words were a plea for help. "Please don’t let me die," another neighbor heard him say as he lay bleeding on the pavement. "One of the officers, she said, replied: 'Stay down, or we’ll shoot you again.'"