The police released two videos on Tuesday showing a disorderly group that descended on a Rite Aid store in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, on Monday night and wrought havoc inside after breaking away from a vigil for a teenager who had been killed by the police.
In the first video, above, at least three dozen, mostly young people can be seen streaming into the store, at 4102 Church Avenue, many of them pulling their sweatshirt hoods up as they enter, apparently an effort to be harder to identify. Several of the people can be seen hitting and shoving a man described by the police as a patron of the store.
In the second video, below, several people can be seen going behind the counter.
The police say some of the protesters tried to steal a cash register and hit a bystander in the head with a bottle. They scattered much of the store’s merchandise on the floor.
The group in the store had been part of a vigil organized by community leaders for Kimani Gray, 16, who the police said pulled and pointed a gun on two plainclothes officers on Saturday night. The officers responded by fatally shooting Mr. Gray.
The police asked anyone with information about the rampage in the Rite Aid to contact Crime Stoppers.