Su­ing cops for shoot­ing BB gun kid

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THE FAM­ILY of a 15-year-old boy shot in the face by a cop is su­ing — and ac­cus­ing a Bronx of­fi­cer of ly­ing about the in­ci­dent.

The suit says Mar­cus Bon­ner was on the run from street toughs last Novem­ber when cops saw a BB gun tucked in his jacket.

“He never flashed the toy gun at po­lice, and only had it be­cause he was a vic­tim of bul­ly­ing,” said Jef­frey Emdin, a lawyer for Bon­ner’s mom, Tis­honne Reed.

“The po­lice had no rea­son to shoot him and leave his life changed for­ever,” Emdin said.

Cops have said the of­fi­cer who fired, Ri­cardo Bo­cachica, and an­other cop saw Bon­ner pull the weapon on a group of teens. They chased Bon­ner to his Hol­land Ave. build­ing, and Bo­cachica opened fire when the teen reached for his weapon, po­lice said at the time.

Emdin de­scribed the gun as a “toy” and claimed in court pa­pers that cops or­ches­trated a coverup, ly­ing about the con­flict.

“He was run­ning from his as­sailants to get home,” Emdin said. “The cops knew they were wrong, so they cov­ered it up."

City of­fi­cials said they are re­view­ing the suit. Bon­ner is fac­ing two weapon pos­ses­sion charges.

Kevin Deutsch

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