Friday, December 26, 2014
"BROOKLYN, NY — Two NYPD cops were executed Saturday after a career criminal drove from Baltimore to Brooklyn to kill police officers in a twisted bid to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
"`They were, quite simply, assassinated,` a shaken NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Saturday night.
"The shooter—identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley—boasted about wanting to murder cops in the hours before he ambushed the officers outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 2:45 p.m.
"The officers—Rafael Ramos, 40, and Wenjian Liu, 32—were in the area as part of a push to beef up cops’ presence near violence-plagued housing projects.
"`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.
"Right after Brinsley fired the fatal shots, he sprinted around the corner to the G line subway station at Myrtle-Willoughby Aves., with cops in close pursuit.
"Brinsley disappeared inside the station, then shot himself in the head on a platform, police said.
"The slayings capped a bloody daylong crime spree for Brinsley.
"Hours before he showed up in Brooklyn, Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend at about 5:45 a.m. in Owings Mills, Md., about 15 miles from Baltimore.
"The 29-year-old woman, who was hit in the stomach, underwent surgery and was expected to survive, a family member told The News."
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