What a coward. If only she could have cleaned up the job and shot him back.
The man who shot two NYPD cops dead on Saturday had threatened to take his own life that morning before his ex-girlfriend talked him out of it – and he turned the gun on her instead.
Early on Saturday morning, before murdering officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn, Ismaaiyl Brinsley turned up unannounced at his ex-girlfriend’s home in Owings Mills, Maryland and pointed a gun to his head, according to Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.
His ex, Air Force reservist Shaneka Thompson, managed to talk him out of taking his life – before he turned the gun on her instead.
‘The young lady he shot, a very courageous young woman,’ Boyce siad. ‘He put the gun to his own head when he broke into her apartment, and then she talked him out of that, and he later shot her before he left. She said she’d never seen him with a gun before.’
He fired a single shot at her stomach around 5.50am before fleeing with her cell phone, which he later used to call her mother to apologize, cops said.
A neighbor, Yevette Seay, 41, said she was woken by Thompson’s screams on Saturday.
‘I could hear something going on and it wasn’t pleasant,’ Seay said. ‘Then I heard some screaming, then she went out onto her balcony and screamed for help.’
According to Seay, Thompson shouted: ‘”He shot me, I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die.”‘
Thompson ran to Seay’s apartment and banged on her door, and Seay said she could see the bloodied 29-year-old woman through the peep hole.
Thompson wanted her to open her door, but she didn’t know what was going on, so she kept it closed and called 911, she said, adding there was blood all over the carpet in the hallway.
‘I told her to hang in there. I was afraid to ask her too many questions because she was hysterical,’ Seay said.
Her sister said she saw the gunman running through the parking lot. After seeing news reports about the New York shooting and the suspect’s photo, Seay’s sister figured out it that she had seen Brinsley running.
‘We were right there in the middle of that, and to know what he did afterwards was even more disturbing,’ Seay said.
Within minutes, help arrived and Thompson was rushed to a University of Maryland Medical Center and is expected to survive. She was interviewed by investigators in hospital on Sunday night. Read more at dailymail.co.uk