One night after a memorial for a teenager killed by two undercover NYPD officers erupted into a protest described by one city councilman as a riot, New Yorkers gathered in East Flatbush for another, more peaceful vigil. Upwards of 150 people gathered to remember 16-year-old Kimani Gray, and while there was some tension with the riot gear-clad police officers on control, the scene last night was much more subdued than Monday’s, DNAinfo is reporting.
Earlier Tuesday, police commissioner Ray Kelly said that while a .38 was found at the scene of Saturday’s killing, no eyewitnesses actually saw Gray point it at the officers.
“He didn’t even have a chance to live,” said Desmond Walker, an East Flatbush resident. “Put the guns down. Don’t shoot first and ask questions later.”