Two NYPD officers are dead after a gunman shot into an NYPD patrol car on Saturday afternoon.
The gunman was pursued by other officers and entered a subway station, where authorities said he then shot himself in the head, CBS News reports.
“The perp came out of the houses, walked up behind the car and lit them up,” a high-ranking police official told the Daily News.
According to preliminary reports, both officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot point-blank by a single gunman who approached their car at the corner of Myrtle and Tompkins avenues.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 20, 2014
A law enforcement official confirms to Shimon Prokupecz both officers ambushed in their NYPD cruiser have died at the hospital.
— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) December 20, 2014
The shooting occurred in Bedford-Stuyvesant about a block away from the Myrtle/Willoughby G train subway station, a witness told the New York Daily News. After the shooting, officers pursued the suspect into the train station, witnesses said.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 20, 2014
A witness who was on the first car of a Court-Square bound G train when police were on the scene told the Huffington Post that he saw “crowds of people lined up squatting against the wall” and “trying to hide behind benches” on the platform as his train pulled in.
“Everyone on the platform was on the ground.” the witness, who wished to remain anonymous, told HuffPost. “A cop ran up to the conductor’s window, slammed on it and told him not to open the train doors… the train kept rolling.”
This is a developing story.
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