On Sunday March 10th 2013 16-year-old Kimani "Kiki" Gray was shot 7 times by two undercover NYPD officers on East 52nd Street Brooklyn, New York. Police claim he had a gun. Eyewitnesses says he was adjusting his clothing and running for his life.
Kimani died of his fatal wounds at Kings County Hospital shortly after the shooting.
On Tuesday March 12, 2013 East Flatbush residents and surrounding community gathered on East 52nd and Church Avenue to hold a vigil in honor of Kimani Gray. Together we marched to the 65th Precinct demanding justice for Kimani, his family and his community.
The vigil arrived to the 67th precinct on Church Avenue and Nostrand where they were met with City Council member Jumanee D. Williams and other community leaders. It is rumored that the Commissioner of NYPD Ray Kelly was inside the precinct when the vigil arrived. The commissioner did not address the concerned crowd. The two undercover officers that killed Kimani Gray remain unnamed and unaccountable.
The Officers who shot and killed Kimani Gray are Sgt. Mourad Mourad, an 8-year NYPD veteran, and Officer Jovaniel Cordova of the 67th precinct.
"The officers have been named in five federal lawsuits over the last several years that have cost the city a total of $215,000 in settlements." Atlanta Black Star March 16, 2013