G-Unit’s Tony Yayo has weighed in on a horrific shooting last weekend in Brooklyn involving local police unloading gunfire onto a 16-year-old teenager.
Clearly upset about what went down, the “Talk of New York” had some specific words for authorities who shot teen Kimani “Kiki” Gray 11 times.
“Rip peace to Kiki from bk police just keep shooting us down f*ck the police they killed Sean Bell.,” Yayo tweeted March 12th. (Tony Yayo’s Twitter)
According to reports, the slaying took place Saturday (March ) in the New York borough.
Following the shooting death of Kimani on Saturday, police officials said he flashed a gun at a pair of plainclothes cops who approached a stoop where he and others were hanging out. Police said a loaded .38-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene — but family of the slain teen, who was hit multiple times by police bullets, vehemently deny that he was carrying a weapon. (New York Daily News)
The shooting has sparked widespread outrage and protests in the area.
Hundreds gathered in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush neighborhood Tuesday for a second night of protest over the death of 16-year-old Kimani Gray, who was shot to death by police days before. Columns of police, including officers on horseback, accompanied the march. The demonstration follows a Monday night candlelit vigil that saw hundreds gather in East Flatbush in memory of Gray, who died after being shot eleven times by undercover agents. Some witness accounts differ with police reports claiming that Gray was brandishing a weapon before being shot. (RT)
Despite firing 11 shots at the victim, the police department claims they only fired as a reaction to the teenager’s “suspcious” movement.
A department press release claims Gray broke away from the group, adjusted his waistband and acted “in a suspicious manner.” When the officers identified themselves and asked that he show his hands, police say the teen produced a gun and pointed it at them. According to the NYPD, the officers responded by firing 11 shots, hitting Gray “several times.” He was transferred to Kings County Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead. (Village Voice)