Two NYPD officers have been shot by a suspect who ambushed their patrol car ‘execution style’ in Brooklyn. The perpetrator was chased by police and reportedly died of a self-inflicted gun wound. According to AP sources, both officers have succumbed to gunshot wounds. Earlier reports suggested that one was still alive butin critical condition in hospital.
The shooting took place in Brooklyn outside of the Tompkins Houses at around 3pm. The shooter reportedly came out of the building before shooting the officers patrolling the area. According to the witnesses he then ran away into the subway where he was either shot by police chasing him or died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The wounded officers were rushed to Woodhull Hospital in “grave” condition as at least one of them was hit in the head. “It’s an execution,” a law enforcement source told The Post about the ambush.
According to preliminary reports, the uniformed officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill as they sat in their marked police car on a Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, street corner.
According to the Post sources, the gunman could be a fugitive who recently murdered his girlfriend in Baltimore. Several hours before the shooting the suspected gunman posted a picture of an automatic 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 shooting.