“It’s an execution,” one law-enforcement source said of the 3 p.m. shooting. Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown. But I believe its a set up by law enforcement to have an excuse to shoot on contact & their excuse FEAR.
The two officers were pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital, where their colleagues and family members huddled tearfully
“We’re all in this together,” the mayor told grieving cops, according to a cop who was there.
“No we’re not,” one officer said tersely in response.
Another cop, who is black, said he fears that “this is just the beginning.
“There are people out there who will want to be copycats. The tension out there is the worst I’ve ever seen it.”
Brinsley walked up to the cops’ patrol car at the corner of Myrtle and Tompkins avenues, approaching from the sidewalk.
Witnesses told police that Brinsley wordlessly blasted into the patrol car’s front passenger-side window.
Then he stood stock still for a few moments, fleeing into the subway only when he heard the sirens of a second police car.
Moments after killing the two officers, he too was dead, having turned the gun on himself on a nearby subway platform as cops closed in.
he Instagram page included an image of a silver automatic handgun with a wooden handle. Another image showed the same camouflage pants and distinctive blue sneakers worn by the gunman as his body was carried from the scene on a stretcher.
- He used the hashtag #ShootThePolice, along with two other hashtags referencing Garner and Brown.
- “I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today,” a person believed to be the gunman wrote on Instagram in a message posted just three hours before the officers were shot.
- “They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs,” the post continued, signing off with, “This May Be My Final Post.”
Brinsley was a fugitive who had just murdered his girlfriend in Baltimore Saturday morning, sources told The Post.
“I heard shooting, — four or five shots,” ear-witness Derrick McKie, 49, told The Post of the cops’ tragic murder.
“It sounded like from a single gun,” he said. Ambulances and police cars — at least one located only a block away — rushed to the scene, he said.
“I seen them putting the cop in the ambulance. He looked messed up,” McKie, a barber, added. “He took a high caliber weapon to the face. He was lifeless…I couldn’t see where the holes was that, all I could see was blood. His body was lifeless.”
Singer and songwriter Uriel Winfree III rushed to her roof when she heard the gunshots nearby.
Their killer’s name was given as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28.
Deputy Inspector Michael Deddo, of Brooklyn’s 66th Precinct police, tweeted:
“Our prayers are with our fellow NYPD brothers who were executed in the line of duty today in Brooklyn“.