Family Of Bronx Man Shot By Police Joins Rev. Sharpton

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s growing pressure on the NYPD after officers fatally shot an 18-year-old suspect in the Bronx. His grieving family and members of the community are demanding answers.

Survelliance video shows 18-year-old Ramarley Graham entering his Bronx home Thursday. NYPD officers follow and appear to try to break down the door. Moments later, Graham was dead, fatally shot by police.

“Let’s have all the facts and evidence come out until we reach any conclusions,” said Jeffrey Emdin, attorney for the Graham family.

Officers were said to be acting on reports he had a gun, but a gun was never recovered.

Saturday, Graham’s family joined Reverend Al Sharpton at his National Action Network headquarters. They let their attorney speak for them.

“They can’t believe this happened. We love him. We miss him,” said Emdin.

According to police, officers thought Graham was acting suspiciously on the street.

“The observation team reported, over the tactical radio they observed the butt of a gun in the waistband of Ramarley Graham,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

When Graham sees the cops, according to police, he runs. Police sources say by running, that may have reinforced the mistaken idea he had a gun.

Police cornered him in the second floor bathroom of what turned out to be his own house.

Graham’s grandmother and 6-year-old brother were in the home, police said.

“He said, ‘I saw them shoot my brother, I was crying’,” said Emdim.

Officers went to meet with the community. “They just reminded us this was an ongoing investigation,” said NY Assemblyman Carl Heastie.

The NYPD has not identified the officers involved. They have since turned in their badges and guns and were put on desk duty.

A memorial has been set up outside Graham’s home. The investigation as to whether the officers broke the law is being handled by the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

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  1. Matthew Swaye says:

    NYPD Top Cop Ray Kelly Receives 2011 Bull Connor Award @ Columbia U.

  2. MONKEY TRAINER says:

    The ghetto word for stop is “IZ DA POLICE RUN!!!!!!!”

    1. leo says:

      ever since twana and the dodo sharpton has been in the limelight

  3. lee says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.
    Worse might be the fact that elements within the U.S. Intellignece agencies with intent create their own terrorists by carefully choosing suspects and through many 10’s of years of psycological and physical abuse create their own terrorists. Why, to prop up defense spending.
    My dog was poisoned to death, a stolen car was run into the front of my house, gang members are harrassing me, I get death threats, BB guns are being shot at my car when I drive, my car is being tampered with, money and jewelry has been stolen out of my house, very long term sleep deprivation, etc….

  4. Why Shaggy says:

    Richard Pryor said it in 1974 I-AM-REACHING-INTO-MY-POCKET-FOR-MY-LICENSE. . . `CAUSE I DON’T WANT TO BE NO MOTHERF-ING ACCIDENT.”
    Chris Rock said it around 2000 Obey the law
    Use common sense
    Stop immediately

  5. The Realist says:

    “No Justice, No Peace” is NOT a complaint – it’s a GOAL. As soon as true justice and peace occur, Al Sharpton loses his only source of income.

  6. Red Simon says:

    The Cops should not have invaded the home, they had no rights or Warrant. Even if they Suspected anything, Cops should have a better procedure than killing Innocent people. After All Your House Is Your CASTLE. And the people we pay your taxes too, to PROTECT & SERVE. Is retreating this country back to the OLD WEST.

  7. Time Waits For No One says:

    Please, let me get a jury duty notice in the mail. I don’t need to see or hear any more evidence. The gavel is waiting for you PO Haste and for you PO Morris.

    1. Jim says:

      Enough people keep saying that, and they will have the trial nowhere near NYC area.

  8. Jgirlie says:

    Where the f&$k is the POS al sharpton when yet another white cop is shot by a black perp?? Unreal. He is the most racist a$$hole out there along with all the ACLU idiots. And yes, yet another young man who was “going back to school” to turn his life around…guess he was selling drugs to pay for his trip to college…what an upstanding citizen. Im sure he was only arrested the last nine times because he’s black. According to his mom “all kids smoke pot”….nice mom. Only thing missing here is the kindergarten picture of him in his cap and gown

  9. pugphan says:

    This was clearly breaking and entering, once the kid was inside they had no biz
    crashing his home. Alas, it is too late and all the shudas and cudas ain’t gon help none. I’ve never liked cops, yet they’re a needed evil. They get sanitized by all that goes on around them, plus their cult like culture, and look at every body else with the same glance, as if you’re a freaking criminal whether they know you or not. I know divos that are cops, have some in my family, and some friends that became cops. Once they joined the force, I pretty much stopped hanging with them. They may go in with good intentions, but the blue culture corrupts all. Sooner or later they change. It don’t matter none if they be black or white- they freaking change.

  10. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX says:

    I bet Ray Kelly had this cop kill the young man to take the heat off his rapist son..What do you expect in a city where the mayor supports Men interested in other Mens rectums and is proud of it

    1. xxxxxxx is afraid of truth says:

      I guess your mama was on drugs when she had you .That comment is beyond stupid.

  11. Bull Connor says:

    Yea, he was a aspiring rapper who was going to be an astronaut. He was just getting his life together, blah,blah blah. Same old crap.

  12. Rev. Charles L. Nowell, Sr. says:

    When will these rogue policemen be held accountable for their action and get what they deserve and go to prison just like any person that break the law. Title and position does not give anyone the right to break the law. CELL PHONE ON WAIST LOOKS LIKE A GUN BUTT. I am accuse often of carry a gun because my cell phone appeared to be a gun. Be careful and not let the police use these words, “I only have a a second to make a decision.” A lie is a lie and that’s all it is.

  13. MRS. NEVERSTOPTEACHING says:

    This is an absolute outrage. as a mother of four men it can be quite challenging trying to raise them to be educated, intelligent, respectable and by all means to avoid the negative elements of peer pressure. WE AS PARENTS NEED TO HOLD ON A LITTLE TIGHTER TO OUR CHILDREN, ONE OR TWO PARENT HOME AND IT CAN BE DONE. IN THIS CASE, WHAT WERE THE OFFICERS THINKING TO CHASE THIS CHILD INTO HIS HOME AS THOUGH THEYRE BOUNTY HUNTERS BECAUSE THEY ASSUMED HE HAD WHAT……MARIJUANA…..SO WHAT. HE COULD HAVE BEEN IN THE STREET WITH A GUN, A MACHETE, OR KNOCKING PEOPLE TO THE GROUND. WHAT HAPPEN TO NOT APPROACHING UNLESS ITS ACTUALLY ON DISPLAY. I COME FROM A LONG HISTORY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, THESE OFFICERS NEED TO FIRST BEEN INVESTIGATED BY INTERNAL AFFAIRS…HAVE THEIR HEADS EXAMINED AND MAYBE,,JUS,,MAYBE SOME RE-TRAINING. WE TRY TO PROCTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM THE CORROSION..AND NOW WE MUST PROTECT THEM FROM THE TRIGGER HAPPY POLICE OFFICERS. MAY HIS YOUNG SOUL REST IN PEACE.

    1. Hector S. says:

      Amen!……….This was no accident. I’m hispanic. Let me go run into a caucasin neighborhood and do what these officers did and lets see what happens. It is racial profiling. Thats the bottom line. Same thing happened to Sean Bell!…..

      1. Henry says:

        Sean Bell had a deadly weapon…..A SEVERAL THOUSAND POUND AUTOMOBILE. Would agree with Diallo however.

  14. Very conservative says:

    Liberalism is such a mental disorder.

  15. joe bob says:

    Who cares

  16. sage says:

    How would the mayor feel if some one break into Gracie mansion when he was on the throne flushing something away to gun him down.

    This should stop it is making all the police look bad and traumatizing the whole city.

    The caldon is heating…..we need some snow to cool things down!

    1. Wake up people says:

      Wht we need is parents to teach their kids right from wrong and stop blaming eveyone for your problems.You raise a dirtbag he becomes a dirtbag.His parents knew he was no Saint now they have there meal ticket.

      1. Mbrown says:

        I don’t know who teach you that police should slaughter a black young man over marijuana. Did you parents teach you that. The police didn’t know at the time that he had marijuana or a record and no where in the training manual it says that police should go around and slaughter people because digusting people like you think they deserved to be murdered. You people are just disgusting and evil. The parents didn’t tell that asshole cop to come in their house and slaugher their son

  17. sammy says:

    What about the low life “citizens” that shoot cops, get arrested, smile and blow kisses to the cameras, have relatives screaming and banging on the police cars when he is being taken away? I am sure it is not easy being a cop, especially when every one of these “citizens” have a gun, and will shoot a cop at a moment notice.
    These “citizens” are not citizens, but angry, thieving lowlifes who need to be dealt with> When a cop says stop, u stop. Unless u r guilty or hiding something. That s always the way it has been,
    Sorry

    1. Hector Suarez says:

      Oh, so you mean if I’m guilty and won’t stop, I deserve to die?…….No, it means I will deal with the consequences when the time comes. I put my head under an ax if it were a black cop. There would have been no outcome. The chase would not have taken place and a life not taken. I pray this never happens to any of my family members. Then you would really have something to read!

      1. SuarezCan't read says:

        My name is Hector. I love criminals. Waaaaaaaaaaa…I’m a racist too…

        1. Hector Suarez says:

          I can read very clearly. Look at the video. That boy walked upto his door while looking over his shoulder at what appeared to be some type of comotion. If I had a gun and didn’t want to get caught by police, I’d run like hell, not walk. It’s so favorable for this officer to fabricate his story once inside the home, where there is no camera or witness to challenge his story. His 6 yo brother and grandmother were present. Ther goes his creditability. The Grandmother was detained by at the preceint for 7 hrs. Why, were they trying to intimidate her so she won’t testify at the grand jury?……..Did you know the 47th preceint is just 2 street blocks away from this residence?……This is some hell of 18 yo boy if you think he was packing a gun 2 blocks away from the station house at 3 pm in the afternoon. I don’t love criminals asshole, but I hate injustice. Don’t jump to conclussions without knowing the facts!….Possesion of a controled substance does not carry the death penalty. Evading police, or resisting arest does not carry a death sentence. You are so out of touch with what happens in the inner city. Stay out in the burbs you loser!

          1. watsgoingon says:

            hector who ever u r i respect u as a human and understand exactly how u feel the police just killed a friend of mine on just some weeks ago and for anyone to praise them for taking human life for something so minor ya’ll sick as F*CK… .if an officer feel their lifes in danger its only right to protect themselves but a leg shot wont hurt why u aiming for heads and chest thats a shoot to kill move……and ya’ll wonder why luis ortiz and the guy that killed that cop in east new york did that because we scared of the ppl who suppose to protect us thats why

    2. ALLEYNE,BASIL says:

      I BET YOU ARE A WHITE PERSON WHO ARE MAKING THESE COMMENTS, YOU ARE THE LOW LIFE WHO THING THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE WHITE IT ALRIGHT,BUT CHECK YOUR HISTORY AND YOU’LL SEE THAT WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE WORSE PEOPLE THAT EVER WALK THIS EARTH.

      1. Hector S. says:

        Even with a black president, racism is so alive in this country. It’s so sad to see this happen in such a diverse city. We should’nt have to tolerate this type of behavior from white police officers. Plain and simple, racial profiling.

        1. Hector S. says:

          Well president is half white.Have you seen his mother.

          1. Scott says:

            We’ve seen his alleged mother but the problem is his father. DOES HE KNOW WHO HIS FATHER IS ?? EVERY FATHERS DAY HE RUNS AROUND WITH A GIFT, BUT HE DOESN’T KNOW WHO TO GIVE IT TO.

  18. MBrown says:

    I am so sick of tired of these cops slaughtering and executing black men like a dog. I hope the grand jury comes back with a murder or manslaughter indictment. Because they are police, that doesn’t give them the right to murder and committ manslaughter. Disgusting. The poor little six year old is going to be traumatized for life when seeing his brother slaughtered like that

    1. what a role model says:

      Yes but the poor little six year old had a criminal as a brother so no role model there.

      1. Vernita Worrell says:

        So what did you do skip right over this part? Officers were said to be acting on reports he had a gun, but a gun was never recovered.

        1. Vernita glasses says:

          Yes but what about the drugs and previous arrest.Did you skip that part.He was no angel thats why he has no wings and will be in hell forever.

          1. Hector S. says:

            Drugs?……Marajuana?……..Are you kidding me lady?……….We had Bill Clinton in office for 8 years who admitted to smoking marajuana, along with other politicians in office. His prior arrest was for the same thing. Why do most people rech a conclusion when they hav’nt considered the facts. Thats a tactic the NYPD uses to clear their officers. It is so over rated!…….You speak as if you at no point in your life have not broken a law or two in your lifetime. Please find your soul first before you send some one’s son tto hell. You bitch!!!!!!!!!!

            1. lets get the facts says:

              Wow is bitch what you call your mama because not everyone breaks the law Hector S.The S must be for STUPID bitch

    2. Hector Suarez says:

      Amen!

  19. John says:

    Where was Rev. Sharpton when PO Peter Fogosky was killed. No where to be found

    1. H. Suarez says:

      PO Fogosky had a gun to protect himself with. This boy was chased by two armed cops who diddn’t give a damn about anyone in that home. He didn’t have a chance in hell at survival. Don’t come here with your sad story looking for sympathy. Read the papers, they’re more & more corrupt officers running rampant in the city. Innocent CIVILIANS are dying at the hands of the NYPD. Go put that in your pipe and smoke it!

      1. Firemarshall bill says:

        Thats the problem the pipe smoking stay away from drugs H.Suarez thats what got this criminal in a pine box.

  20. RJ O'Guillory says:

    …my gosh,…how sheepish you folks are,…blindly accepting some vague explanation abut some “observation team” presuming this man a criminal,…and listen to yourselves,…gloating over the death of a young man,…criminal or not,….I’m sure the “offense” was some unconstitutional crap about drugs or money anyway, or even a gun,…Jesus, recall the 2nd amendment?..

    Sadly,..as American continues to go through it’s death throws as a nation of freedom and liberty,…I hope the gangster-war-criminal-governments that you’ve all tolerated for this past half-century,..don’t take too much of a toll on your family, your life or your liberty,….just ask this young,..innocent till proven guilty young man,…oh, wait, we can’t ..he’s dead,…

    …and frankly,…the time has passed where we should measure our successes by dollars and cents won through “lawsuits”,…we need to begin charging, arresting, trying in a court of law,…and executing the criminal political and law enforcement class of this country,..all of them…dead as this young man,…when found guilty,..

    Regards,

    RJ

    1. DW says:

      When a police officer takes a door and the perp behind said door doesnt show his hands even after ordered to show them, that officer has a split second to make a decision of whether to shoot or be shot. The officer did the right thing… he protected himself and his brothers, and he gets to go home to his family. If this “citizen” had stopped when told to by police (like a civilized person would do), he would still be alive. The only tragedy here is that this kid is gonna go down as some martyr hero for doing the wrong thing, and a good cop is gonna be crucified for doing the right thing. This is a tragedy indeed.

      1. Hector Suarez says:

        You must be another brain washed indiviual who has his priorities twisted. Who the hell do you think you are?….You take someones life because you assume he has a gun?…..There is action and reaction. Have you ever heard of that?….So your’e basicly saying the hell with you, I’m going home tonite?…..You must be another damn cop!….F–K you!!!!!!!

    2. Hector S. says:

      I could’nt have said it any better. We need to take back our city from the real criminals, the NYPD. Our tax dollars are what have these incompotent fools enjoying generous pensions afer 20 years of so called service. The rest of us have to keep feeding the system and dodging bullets, all along working till we drop dead because we cannot afford to retire. We are the poor working class citizens of this city.

      1. Scott says:

        You’re right. Fire all the police and defend yourself. If your mother, sister, or girlfriend gets assaulted and/or raped, go to church and ask that the bad guy should be forgiven. Better yet, let us all read The Constitution and abide by it.
        EVERYONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER. I BET THE CRIME RATE WOULD GO DOWN. WHAT DO YOU THINK ?

  21. Fred Cotton says:

    you are an idiot, and when one of yours get’s gunned down , then we can have a real party.

    1. obey the law says:

      People will not get gunned down if the obey the law

      1. MBrown says:

        You idiot, you can’t go around murdering or committing manslaughter on people because they broke the law even if you are cops. That’s why we have the courts system you idiot. You people are just bloodthirsty vampires.

        1. People use your brains says:

          You ever think it was a accident the officer never fired a gun in 4 years and he is being accused of cold blooded murder. So stop living in your fantasy world that people are all perfect and criminals do not exist IF HE HAD NOTHING ON HIM DO NOT RUN.

          1. Vernita Worrell says:

            An accident? OK so if that was your child and the cops gunned him down and came to you and said sorry it was an accident. You mean to tell me you would accept that? HFN so don’t make it seem that if this is what happened it should be understandable because they were cops.

            1. Vernita Glasses says:

              My child will not be running away with drugs .My child does not have criminal record and if a accident happens what can you do.Why not wait for whole story accept the story the family wants you te hear.If it was a black cop who shot and not a spanish officer I think it will be differant.

      2. Shut Up says:

        In what city, maybe in candyland, but not NYC. Do you remember Dialou?…..

        1. Learn before you say shut up says:

          Who is Dialou or do you mean Diallo you retard.

  22. Liberals are Evil says:

    Sharpton is nothing but human excrement!

    1. Screw You says:

      So is Pat Lynch!!!!!!!!

      1. WAIT FOR FACTS says:

        Pat Lynch does not preach racial hate so screw u

  23. Rudy America's Mayor says:

    Yes ,in a few years this family because of this accidental assassination will
    be millionaires ,even though their predator son was a dopehead criminal.
    When the big bucks come in ,they will have there own fight amongst them.cool!

    1. Tell it says:

      Money you would never see in your whole pig life…That fam deserves every cent they get.. I’m so happy you and the rest of the pigs with your pink skin and bad odor will be extinct soon………

      1. All about money says:

        After the city drags it out in court and lawyers get there fees it will not be even close to a million.And why would the city pay out a million for a known criminal junkie.If he was a decent law abiding citizen he would be home now.

        1. Mbrown says:

          It’s against the law for police to go around and committ murder and manslaughter on people who are not law abiding citizen, you idiot. That’s why we have courts and a judicial system. Besides they didn’t know whether he was a criminal or not when they slaughtered hiim. Whether he was a junkie or not, he didn’t deserved to be slaughtered and executed like that, idiot.

          1. M not Brown says:

            Slaughter is pretty harsh for a officer with not one blemish on his record for 4 years.I doubt any grand jury would think it was nothing more then a accident.And from your post you sure like calling people a idiot If I was u I would watch who I say that too.

            1. Hector S. says:

              I see an overly aggressive white cop trying to invade someones home. That video footage looks like no accident. That looks like a blood thirsty hound trying to get his claws on something. You can put it anyway you want, but the real truth is that these cops are trained to handle certain situations. They know what they can & can’t get away with. Why would you shoot through a closed door?….If I were in his shoes, I would have evacuated the home and took refuge in the home and waited for Emergency Services Unit to arrive to peacefully extract this young boy from his home. Thats what I expect from the NYPD, professionalism, not a hot headed shoot em up, drag em out cop. He will be indicted, there will be no Sean Bell here. I’m sorry that this happened. I live in the 47 th district. I am very angry because I have 3 children. This could be me.

      2. Vernita Worrell says:

        Hahahahahahahah Thats is a good one

      3. Vernita Worrell says:

        @tell it Hahahahahahahah Thats is a good one

    2. Vernita Worrell says:

      Who the f**k told you he was a dopehead criminal? Why are you saying this? You know nothing about this young man other then he was black. Oh OK that’s why you said that he was a dopehead criminal because all young black men are. Is this how you came to this conclusion? You retarded asshole.

      1. Vernita visits Rikers says:

        Look at his criminal record it speaks for itself.Oh wait you are blind to criminals.

    3. Vernita Worrell says:

      @Rudy America Mayor
      Who the f**k told you he was a dopehead criminal? Why are you saying this? You know nothing about this young man other then he was black. Oh OK that’s why you said that he was a dopehead criminal because all young black men are. Is this how you came to this conclusion? You retarded asshole.

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