Cops kill teen gunman was a headline that has people talking tonight. On March 10, Mail Online reported that a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by police after he pointed a gun at them. The young boy was hanging out with a crowd of kids and when police approached, the boy walked away, acting "suspicious" and "adjusting his waistband." He then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the two approaching police officers -- they responded by shooting him. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.
"Kimani Gray, 16, was shot in the leg and stomach when he pulled out a .357 revolver in East Flatbush, Brooklyn," Mail Online reported.
The cops kill teen gunman news was shocking to some people, given the account of another teen. Evidently the boy shouted to the cops, "Stop! I'm not running." One of Gray's friends said that he didn't understand what caused the police to shoot. However, any one who points a gun at the cops should expect the cops to respond. Chances are the cops asked Gray to put his weapon down before shooting, but those details are not clear.
Given the latest tragedies involving guns, the police can't take any chances. There was no way that they could tell what the boy was thinking. After the cops retrieved the gun, they found it loaded with four bullets. The boy could have easily pulled the trigger and killed one of the cops in just seconds time.
The cops who killed the teen gunman just did their job.
© Effie Orfanides 2013