NYPD shooter had 'very strong bias' against police – USA TODAY

Two NYPD officers were shot and killed on Saturday afternoon, in what NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton called “execution-style.” The suspect, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, was later found shot to death in a nearby subway station. VPC

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00:02 To new York city police officers were shot and killed
00:04 in their park patrol car on Saturday afternoon. According to new
00:08 York city police commissioner William. According to Britain the attacker approached
00:15 the officer’s vehicle from the passenger’s side and opened fire. The
00:18 policeman way engine blew and Rafael Ramos did not have time
00:22 to draw their weapons. The suspect identified as Ismail Brinkley then
00:27 fled to a nearby subway station where he was found dead
00:30 of a self inflicted gunshot wound. While police are still searching
00:34 for a motive Brent revealed it earlier on Saturday briefly shot
00:38 and injured his former girlfriend. Police plan to search his social
00:42 media for more information many people took to Twitter to express
00:45 their condolences to the families of the victims New York senator
00:48 Chuck Schumer tweeted we cannot tolerate such attacks on New York’s
00:51 finest. While Al Sharpton joined in by offering condolences to the
00:55 family. This shooting comes at a time when police across the
00:59 nation are being criticized for their tactics following widely publicized deaths
01:03 of unarmed black man. Including the choke hold death of Eric
01:07 garner in New York City that criticism has sparked protests throughout
01:10 the country. While most of them especially those in New York
01:14 have been peaceful. The NYPD remains alert New York mayor bill
01:18 to blunt he has said that this particular attack was an
01:21 attack on all New Yorkers. But the Lazio’s relationship with certain
01:25 police officers has been rocky recently over what they see is
01:28 his lack of support. A major new York city police union
01:32 the sergeants benevolent association went so far as to blame the
01:35 mayor for the shootings. Tweeting the blood of two executed police
01:39 officers. Is on the hands of Mir diplomacy. The last time
01:43 in NYPD officer was shot to death in the line of
01:46 duty was back in 2011.

The suspect identified in the shooting of two New York City police officers shot his ex-girlfriend in the Baltimore area early Saturday before posting on her Instagram account and other social media, New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference.

A gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car Saturday and then turned his weapon on himself, the New York Times reported. Justin Mitchell reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook

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00:01 A chaotic scene in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn. As police pull
00:05 a dead men from inside a subway station. In a still
00:12 developing story the man reportedly shot to NYPD officers dead in
00:16 an ambush attack. And then fled into the subway where he
00:19 took his own life. Reports indicate the men approached the officers
00:25 patrol car and opened fire from the passenger’s side. No word
00:29 on a motive for the names of anyone involved authorities are
00:32 still struggling to find out what happened. Are.

The postings indicate Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, had a “very strong bias against” police, and are being investigated as authorities search for a motive, Bratton said.

The two officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were shot “execution-style” in their parked patrol car Saturday afternoon. Brinsley fled from the scene to a nearby subway station, where he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Bratton said.


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The Internet postings appear to show Brinsley, who is black, wanted revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., police said.

Shortly before the shooting, Instagram user “dontrunup” posted a photo of a silver handgun with wooden grips and the caption: “I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours … Let’s take 2 of theirs. #shootthepolice #ripericgardner #ripmikebrown This may be my final post … I’m putting pigs in a blanket.”

Police said they found a silver handgun by Brinsley’s body.

The user’s next post shows what appears to be a bloodstained pants leg and the caption “Never had a hot gon on your waist and blood on your shoe … you aint been through what I been through you not like me and I’m not like you.”

The account was suspended shortly after the shooting.


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The Instagram account is linked to Facebook user named Bleau Barracuda, who police said appears to be Brinsley.

The last Facebook status made on that account a few hours before the shootings said: “I Always Wanted To Be Known For Doing Something Right……. But My Past Is Stalking Me And My Present Is Haunting Me.”

Photos posted to that Facebook account show pictures of Brinsley in cities across the country, including Las Vegas and Boston.

Bratton said Brinsley had ties to the Brooklyn area but had been living in Georgia.

President Obama was among those to condemn the killings.

In a statement issued from Hawaii, where he is vacationing, he said: “Two brave men won’t be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification. The officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day — and they deserve our respect and our gratitude every single day.”

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement: “I condemn this afternoon’s senseless shooting of two New York City police officers in the strongest possible terms. This was an unspeakable act of barbarism, and I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of these two brave officers in the line of duty.”

The last shooting death of a NYPD officer came in December 2011, after a report of a break-in at a Brooklyn apartment.

Brinsley was arrested in July 2011 in connection with alleged violent offenses in Georgia.

He was charged with felony possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm, obstructing a police officer, criminal damage of property and theft by receiving, according to records in Cobb County Court.

He was ordered to pay $1,700 in fines and fees, and appears to have been released on probation, the records show. Brinsley’s probation was revoked in June 2013, according to the records.

Contributing: Jane Onyanga-Omara, Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY; Associated Press

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