Arrest made in East Flatbush Rite Aid attack
Police have arrested a 19-year-old Brooklyn resident in connection with a group of people who trashed and looted a Rite Aid store following a vigil on Monday held for a teen who was shot by police officers.
Kaven Menard, 19, has been charged with robbery, NY1 reported. Police are searching for more suspects via a surveillance video from inside the store.
A vigil held for 16-year-old Kimani Gray Monday night turned into a violent riot in East Flatbush as those who are angry over the teen’s death broke car windows and ransacked local shops. Gray was shot and killed by two police officers after he pointed a gun at them on Saturday night.
One witness has come out and said she does not believe Gray had a gun, even though a gun was recovered at the scene.
Many young people in the neighborhood are upset over his death, while other residents are concerned about the riot and unrest in their area.