UPDATED 3/13/13, 1:13 p.m.: According to the New York Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Gray was hit by seven bullets, with three of the bullets entering his body from his back, according to the N.Y. Times:
One bullet entered his left shoulder in the rear, exiting in the front; two other bullets struck the back of his thighs, one in the left thigh and one in the right. Two bullets struck from the front, hitting his right thigh; one bullet entered his left side, striking his lower rib cage; and the last bullet hit his left lower forearm.
The details about which bullet caused his death — in addition to the order of the bullets — hasn’t been determined yet.
Tishana King (pictured) allegedly witnessed the Kimani Gray shooting from her apartment window Saturday, and the Brooklyn resident is saying that the teen did not have a gun in his hands, contradicting police reports saying he aimed a .38-caliber pistol at officers, according to the New York Daily News.
In an exclusive interview, King says she went to her window in East Flatbush, after hearing loud noises outside. She claims she saw two men rapidly coming out of a burgundy-colored sedan. King adds that she didn’t realize the men were officers until one yelled, “Don’t move!” at the crowd of teens.
According to King, the officers cornered the 16-year-old Gray. “His [Gray’s] hands were down…. Kimani started backing up,” she said. “The cop took out his gun and started firing at Kimani. I couldn’t believe he [the officer] let off his gun. There was no reason. No false move.”
Watch a news report about the Kimani Gray shooting here:
The Kings County Hospital worker gave detectives a taped interview hours after the shooting. In her brief conversation with officials, though, which lasted under 10 minutes, King reportedly made no mention of Gray being unarmed; however, investigators didn’t ask King if she saw any gun.
NYPD policy prevents such questions from being asked.
“They’re [witnesses] just asked to say what happened in as much detail as they can remember,” a source told the News. The NYPD has withheld the names of the officers who fired 11 shots at Gray. The .38 revolver was recovered at the scene.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has stated that the shooting appeared to be within departmental guidelines.