Cops kill a teen gunman in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday. On March 10, Mail Online reported that the gunman, a 16-year-old boy, was shot and killed by police after he took out a gun and pointed it at them. The teen was hanging out with a group of kids when he noticed police approaching. He immediately walked away from the group and the report says that he was acting "suspicious." He pulled a gun from his waistline and aimed it at the two officers -- they responded by shooting him.
"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 boy was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.
The cops kill teen gunman news was just the latest incident involving gun violence. It is unknown who the gun was registered to, but it is safe to say that the gun was not owned by the minor. It is unknown if the cops requested that Gray drop his weapon, but they did not waste any time or take any chances. In an instance like this, they couldn't afford to.
Given the latest gun incidents, police can't assume anything. The boy's motives were unknown and a teen carrying a gun is usually bad news. The gun was loaded and that boy could have killed those officers in mere seconds had he chosen to pull the trigger.
The cops who killed the teen gunman did their job.
© Effie Orfanides 2013