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Brooklyn teenager killed by New York Police

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Undercover officers shot and killed a 16-year-old boy in Brooklyn Saturday, after it appeared that he pointed a handgun at the officers, the Global Post said.

According to police, the undercover officers were patrolling in an unmarked car when they came upon a group of men and saw 16-year-old Kimani Gray separate himself from the crowd and adjust his waistband in a suspicious manner, The New York Times said.

Gray pointed .38 caliber revolver at the undercover officers as they got out of the car to question him, and both officers fired, hitting Gray, The New York Times said. Gray was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital Center, The New York Times said.

Witnesses said they did not hear the undercover officers identify themselves, but they did hear them ask for Gray to show his hands, The New York Times and Global Post said.

A woman who identified herself has Gray's cousin said that Gray was attempting to pull up his pants, The New York Times said.

Gray did not fire the handgun, which was recovered at the scene, but it was loaded with four live rounds, The New York Times said.

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