There will be a full on war before there is ever resolution to these ‘protestors’ cause. Actions like this are inexcusable. #CopsLivesMatter
Two NYPD officers were killed Saturday in Brooklyn as they sat in their squad car by a gunman who reportedly threatened to shoot police hours earlier on Instagram.
The gunman, a 28-year-old with a criminal record who police believe may have been acting in revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, killed himself moments later in a subway station. The incident left the nation’s largest police department stunned, and is sure to further inflame tensions between police and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who police had already said was unwelcome at police funerals because of his perceived support for anti-police protesters.
The brazen shooting occurred at approximately 3 p.m., and left Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos dead. Police said the gunman, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, appeared to be carrying out a planned assassination.
“The perp came out of the houses, walked up behind the car and lit them up,” a high-ranking police official told the New York Daily News.
“They were, quite simply, assassinated,” NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said in a press conference late Saturday.
The officers were shot in the head at point-blank range by the suspect, who then fled to a nearby subway station before turning the gun on himself.
Both officers were rushed to a nearby hospital, where both were pronounced dead, police said. Read more at FoxNews.com