(UPDATED) Sixteen-year-old boy shot, killed by police in Brooklyn

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Police said patrol officers approached a group of males outside this building in East Flatbush, one of whom was the 16-year-old who was fatally shot after reportedly pointing a gun at the plainclothes officers. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Police have identified the deceased 16-year-old boy as Kimani Gray. His family has been notified of his death, cops said.

 

Metro’s original story is below.

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by two plainclothes NYPD patrol officers in East Flatbush last night after he pointed a gun at them, cops said.

The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. Two plainclothes patrol officers in an unmarked car pulled up to “a group of males” in front of 473 East 52 Street, and noticed one of the males, apparently 16-years-old, break away from the group when he saw the officers.

An NYPD official said they do not know if the other males in the group were teenagers as well.

Police say the boy adjusted his waistband and “continued to act in a suspicious manner,” so the two officers got out of their unmarked car and attempted to talk to him.

Cops said that is when the boy turned and pointed a .38 caliber revolver at the officers. Both officers fired at the boy, cops said, “striking him about the body.”

An NYPD official said they do not know how many shots were fired at the boy, and that the situation is under investigation.

The boy was pronounced dead on arrival at Kings County Hospital. Police said a loaded .38 caliber Rohm’s Industry revolver was recovered at the scene.

The officers were treated for trauma and tinnitus at Methodist Hospital and are reportedly in stable condition.

This was the second reported police-involved shooting on Saturday. The other one, in Staten Island, was not fatal.

 

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