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Kimani Gray, age 16, was with a group of friends after leaving a birthday party on March 9th, 2013, according to reports from Kimani's family. Sergeant Mourad Mourad and Officer Jovaniel Cordova were patrolling East Flatbush in an unmarked car when they reportedly saw Kimani separate himself from the group he was standing with and adjust his waistband in what they described as a suspicious manner. According to the police, when asked to show his hands, Kimani pulled out a revolver and pointed it at Sergeant Mourad and Officer Cordova. In response, the plainclothes officers shot Kimani seven times, alleging he pointed a gun at them. Witnesses say Kimani had been fixing his belt before he was shot. Another eyewitness said she heard Kimani plead, “Please don’t let me die,” to which the officers replied: “Stay down, or we’ll shoot you again.” Witnesses also say that Kimani did not appear to even have a gun when he showed his hands to the plainclothes officers who did not identify themselves as police at any point during the altercation.

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