New Yorkers Hold Candlelight Vigil for Slain Teen – Riot Breaks Out (Video)
On Monday night, residents in Brooklyn, New York held a candlelight vigil for 16-year-old Kimani “Kiki” Gray, an African American teenager who was shot and killed by two New York police officers on Saturday. Kiki was armed with a gun when he was shot dead. Unfortunately, a riot broke out during the vigil.
Thugs ransacked stores, broke car windows and assaulted residents in East Flatbush.
The New York Post reported:
A vigil for a teenager fatally shot by cops turned into a riot in Brooklyn last night, as a mob of outraged thugs ransacked stores, broke car windows and assaulted residents in East Flatbush.
The chaos erupted after about 200 people gathered to mourn 16-year-old Kimani “Kiki” Gray, a reputed Bloods gang member who was shot after pulling a gun on police Saturday.
At about 9 p.m., a splinter group broke off from the main ceremony and ran wild, causing havoc in several stores, including a Rite Aid.
“They poured in here, like 40 or 50 of them. They pulled the registers off the counter. They flipped over everything. They punched me in the face, several of them did, not just one. It was insane,” said Lorenzo Evans, 56, manager of the Rite Aid.
Evans also said a guard and two customers were roughed up.
More video of the vigil-riots here.