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Two NYPD officers dead in ‘ambush’ while sitting in patrol car in Brooklyn by gunman who earlier boasted on Instagram about killing cops
(NYDailyNews) Ismaaiyl Brinsley fired at the officers in their squad car outside of the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant sources said. Hours earlier, Brinsley reportedly shot his girlfriend in Baltimore and boasted in social media about wanting to kill cops. Both officers later died at Woodhull Hospital.
Investigators believe the murders were a crazed gunman’s execution-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Two NYPD cops were executed Saturday after a gang member from Baltimore drove to the city to kill police officers after wounding his girlfriend, sources told the Daily News.
The shooter, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, boasted about wanting to kill cops in the hours before he ambushed the officers outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 3 p.m. Saturday.
“I’m Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs,” Brinsley wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of a silver handgun.
Brinsley made good on his promise, firing several rounds into the patrol car parked near Myrtle and Tompkins Aves., witnesses said.
“The perp came out of the houses, walked up behind the car and lit them up,” a high-ranking police official told the Daily News.
Brinsley then sprinted around the corner to the Myrtle-Willoughby Aves. subway station where he shot himself in the head, police said. He was later pronounced dead.
Both officers were rushed to Woodhull Hospital but were later pronounced dead.
Witnesses said the officers never had a chance.
“He just walked up and shot that cop in the head,” one man said.
Rescuers rushed to the aid of the mortally wounded officers.
“They basically dragged two cops out their car,” a second witness said. “I saw it. One was shot in the face. There was blood coming out of his face.”
Details of the shooting outside Baltimore were scarce. A family member of the victim told the Daily News Brinsley shot her in the stomach.
She was expected to survive.
Earlier Saturday, Brinsley posted a menacing message on Facebook. “I Always Wanted To Be Known For Doing Something Right…But My Past Is Stalking Me and My Present Is Haunting Me.”