In a fast-moving story this afternoon, first one, and now two New York City Police officers have died from a gunman's "execution-style" attack.
Two police officers are dead.
The NY Daily News reports the gunman, now dead from a self-inflicted wound, shot and killed the officers execution style in their car. He was reportedly "a gang member from Baltimore" and the Daily News reports he has been "identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley."
The officers were in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
"I'm Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours...Let's Take 2 of Theirs," Brinsley wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of a silver handgun.
Brinsley made good on his promise, firing several rounds into the patrol car parked near Myrtle and Tompkins Aves., witnesses said.
"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.
Brinsley then sprinted around the corner to the Myrtle-Willoughby Aves. subway station where he shot himself in the head, police said. He was later pronounced dead.
"They basically dragged two cops out their car," a second witness said. "I saw it. One was shot in the face. There was blood coming out of his face."
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