Gray died after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody

By Tara Fowler
April 30, 2015 07:45 AM
Lloyd Fox/The Baltimore Sun/AP

A new report claims that Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died after suffering a severe spinal injury while in police custody in Baltimore, was “trying to injure himself.”

According to a police report obtained by The Washington Post, a prisoner riding in the transport van with Gray earlier this month allegedly stated that he could hear the 25-year-old “banging against the walls” as though he “was intentionally trying to injure himself.”

Gray was discovered unconscious inside that van on April 12 and died a week later. His death sparked violent riots in Baltimore, leading the governor of Maryland to declare a state of emergency.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in New York on Wednesday to lend their solidarity to Baltimore. However, what started as a peaceful protest quickly turned chaotic and police arrested more than 120 people, according to the New York Post.

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