Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two NYPD officers before committing suicide in Brooklyn's Bed Stuy neighborhood just before 3 p.m. on December 20. He's believed to have walked up to the cop's patrol car and opened fire, "execution" style.
After the shooting, he took his own life. Brinsley, 28, ran to the platform of a Subway station on Marcy Avenue and killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports NBC New York.
He was taken to a Brooklyn hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police recovered a silver handgun from his death scene.
Both cops were rushed to Woodhull Medical Center in critical condition after the shooting. Sadly, the two officers were pronounced dead just after 5 p.m. on December 20. The New York Post reports that detectives believe that the gunman thought of the shooting as a revenge mission for Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Both officers had been working overtime on an anti-terrorism drill when the shooting happened. One of his last Instagram posts included lyrics to the 50 Cent song "Green Lantern," never had a hot gun on your waist and blood on your shoe...n*gga you ain't been through what I been through you not like me and I'm not like you." The post included the hashtags, "#BrooklynGoHard #ConeyIsland," reports the New York Post. The next showed a picture of a silver handgun with the words "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours...Let's take 2 of theirs." It included the hashtags "#shootthepolice" as well as references to Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
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