NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There were renewed calls for justice Thursday in the death of a Brooklyn teenager, shot and killed by NYPD officer after they said he flashed a gun.
The incident has sparked protests in the borough and subsequently dozens of arrests late Wednesday night.
Speaking from the office of City Councilman Charles Barron, Carol Gray, the mother of 16-year-old Kimani Gray, said her son was slaughtered and she wants to know why.
“Why was Kimani begging for his life? Why was Kimani saying ‘You got me, I’m down? Don’t shoot no more?’ Why was Kimani saying that if Kimani had a weapon to point at an officer?” Carol Gray asked reporters, including CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez.
Carol Gray told reporters her son was killed in front of his best friend’s house after a birthday party.