Two NYPD officers have been shot by a suspect who ambushed their patrol automobile ‘execution style’ in Brooklyn. The perpetrator was chased by police and reportedly died of a self-inflicted gun wound. According to AP sources, each officers have succumbed to gunshot wounds. Earlier reviews prompt that one was nonetheless alive butin crucial situation in hospital.
The capturing happened in Brooklyn exterior of the Tompkins Houses at round 3pm. The shooter reportedly got here out of the constructing earlier than capturing the officers patrolling the world. According to the witnesses he then ran away into the subway the place he was both shot by police chasing him or died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The wounded officers had been rushed to Woodhull Hospital in “grave” situation as at the very least one in every of them was hit in the pinnacle. “It’s an execution,” a legislation enforcement supply instructed The Post concerning the ambush.
According to preliminary reviews, the uniformed officers had been working time beyond regulation as a part of an anti-terrorism drill as they sat in their marked police automobile on a Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, road nook.
According to the Post sources, the gunman may very well be a fugitive who not too long ago murdered his girlfriend in Baltimore. Several hours earlier than the capturing the suspected gunman posted an image of an automated pistol with a message on Instagram.
“I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today,” he wrote with hashtags #RIPErivGarner and #RIPMikeBrown. “They Take 1 Of Ours … Let’s Take 2 of Theirs.”
“This May Be My Final Post,” he concluded. The suspect’s Instagram account was blocked following the capturing.