According to the medical examiner, 16 year-old Kimani Gray was shot seven times by the NYPD. He was shot three times in the back.
The examiner says the order in which the bullets entered his body is unclear.
Police allege Gray pointed a gun at them after they approached him and a group of friends. Witnesses dispute these claims.
The city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner found that Gray was hit in the back of his left shoulder and the back of his left thigh and the side of his right thigh, the paper said. Gray was also shot twice in the front of his right thigh, and once on his left side near the rib cage. Another shot hit him in the left lower arm, they said.
Meanwhile, a third night of protests took place last night in Brooklyn.
More than 100 people attended the candlelit vigil; 18 were arrested.
But anger was palpable as a group of young people heckled police officers in helmets and later marched down a street.
The vigil’s organizers tried and failed to calm the young people, some of whom later threw bottles at police officers.
“I’m not going to tell people don’t be angry because we’re all angry,” said Franclot Graham, whose teenage son, Ramarley Graham, was shot and killed after police chased him into his Bronx home last year. A New York police officer has been charged with manslaughter in the death. “It’s OK to vent but you have to respect the family’s wishes and be peaceful,” he said.
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