Carol Gray, left, , seated next to City Councilman Charles Barron, right, shows a photo of her with her son Kimani "Kiki" Gray, during a press conference on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) None:
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 11:25 AM EDT

On Wednesday, Kimani "Kiki" Gray's mother spoke at a news conference to talk about her son who died on Saturday night after being shot seven times by two NYPD police officers.

Carol Gray told reporters that her son was slaughtered.

"He was slaughtered," Gray told a room filled with reporters, the AP reports. "And I want to know why."

"Today was very hard," she said, and paused for a long moment before she was able to finish the sentence. "I had to choose the color of the casket that I wanted," Gray's mother said at the press conference.