16-Year-Old Killed by NYPD Was Shot Three Times in Back, Four in FrontS

Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old who was killed in Brooklyn on Saturday night by two plainclothes police officers, was shot seven times: four in the front, three in the back. An autopsy report from the Chief Medical Examiner didn't say which bullets hit first, or which killed Gray; it's unclear, therefore, whether he was shot while facing the officers—as they claim—and then turned, or was first shot while his back was turned to them.

Gray's death has led to vigils in East Flatbush, the neighborhood in which he lived, and a small "riot" in which a group of young people damaged local businesses, ransacked a Rite-Aid and stole a bystander's cell phone. The two cops who shot Gray say he brandished a .38-caliber revolver at them, recovered at the scene; a witness says Gray was unarmed.

[NYT]