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Reports: 2 NYC officers dead in ambush-style shooting (dramatic aftermath video released pg 29)

Posted by on Dec. 20, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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Reports: 2 NYC officers dead in ambush-style shooting


NEW YORK — Two New York City police officers have reportedly died after being shot ambush-style in their parked patrol car Saturday, CBS New York and New York Post said.

An armed man walked up to the vehicle and opened fire before fleeing to a nearby subway station where he apparently committed suicide, police said.

The shooting happened around 3 p.m. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn.

The officers died after being rushed to Woodhull Medical Center, City Councilman Robert Cornegy told reporters, according to CBS New York. However, the New York Times and Associated Press reported one of the police officers had been pronounced dead and a second was still in critical condition.

At least one of the officers was shot in the head, police said.

The manager of a nearby liquor store told The New York Times he saw two police officers slouched over in their front seat of their patrol car.

A social worker on the subway platform when the gunman ran inside told the New York Post she feared for her life and the life of her unborn child.

"It looked like two cops came in there was lots of yelling and they said, 'Everybody get down,' said Carmen Jimenez, 32, who is eight months pregnant. "We tried to get out of there, and there was a lot of shouting, people were screaming, people were trying to run."

The shooting comes at a time when police are being heavily criticized for their tactics following the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York. Several officers have been assaulted at New York City protests during demonstrations that have largely been peaceful.

Contributing: The Associated Press

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/20/new-york-city-police-officers-shot/20698679/




Gunman kills self after 2 NYPD cops fatally shot ‘execution style’ as ‘revenge’ for Garner


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 execution-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown.


“It’s an execution,” one law enforcement source said of the 3 p.m. shooting of the two officers, whose names were being withheld pending family notification of their deaths.
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The tragic heroes were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot point-blank in their heads by the lone gunman, who approached them on foot from the sidewalk at the corner of Myrtle and Tompkins avenues in Bed-Stuy.

“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 through their front passenger window.

The post included an image of silver automatic handgun with a wooden handle. Another post showed camouflage pants and blue sneakers which matched the clothing the dead gunman was wearing as his body was carried from the scene on a stretcher.

“They Take 1 Of Ours … Let’s Take 2 of Theirs,” the post continued, signing off with, “This May Be My Final Post.”

The gunman was a fugitive who had just murdered his girlfriend in Baltimore Saturday morning, sources told The Post.

Minutes after shooting the two officers, he, too, was dead.

He fled to a nearby subway station, the G-train station at Myrtle and Willoughby avenues, where, as pursuing cops closed in, he shot himself on a crowded platform, sources told The Post.

“They engaged the guy and he did himself,” one investigator said of the gunman’s demise.

Both shooting scenes — above and below ground — were scenes of blood and terror.

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A possible suspect on a stretcher at the scene.Photo: Paul Martinka

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The scene of the shooting.Photo: William Farrington

“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 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.”

Modal Trigg Carmen Jimenez, 32, a social worker from Bedford-Stuyvesant, was on the subway platform when the gunman ran inside, pursued by officers.

“Everything happened so quick,” said Jimenez, who is eight months pregnant. “We were standing waiting for the G train. We heard arguing from the other end of the platform.

It looked like two cops came in there was lots of yelling and they said, ‘Everybody get down.’

“We tried to get out of there, and there was a lot of shouting, people were screaming, people were trying to run.

“I threw myself on the floor. I was afraid for my life and afraid for my baby.”


http://nypost.com/2014/12/20/2-nypd-cops-shot-execution-style-in-brooklyn/

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VooDooB
by The Corruptor on Dec. 20, 2014 at 5:12 PM

I wonder if this is related?

NYC protesters chant for dead cops

2007mommy2be
by Gold Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 5:32 PM
I just read about this on Facebook. Well a friend said it on Facebook. Haven't read the article yet. Smh. I was going to post but I see you did.
2007mommy2be
by Gold Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 5:36 PM
I must say I'm very saddened that those two officers died like that. Their poor families. I can't imagine being the family member of a cop right now. Especially in New York.

They need to change. People are finally fighting back.
2007mommy2be
by Gold Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 5:37 PM
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As if this type of shit helps. Smh.
2007mommy2be
by Gold Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 5:38 PM

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VooDooB
by The Corruptor on Dec. 20, 2014 at 5:40 PM
1 mom liked this

Landon2012
by on Dec. 20, 2014 at 5:42 PM
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This is so very sad and tragic. My thoughts go out to the families of the officers.😪

happymama2D
by Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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Well, this should definitely help in having cops not overreact in uncertain situations.
VooDooB
by The Corruptor on Dec. 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM
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Finding a meme doesn't make it true.

http://pix11.com/2014/12/19/pro-cop-thank-you-nypd-rally-underway-in-nyc/

Quoting 2007mommy2be:

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VooDooB
by The Corruptor on Dec. 20, 2014 at 5:45 PM
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Many people are too dumb to put 2 & 2 together. Take PP's post for instance: "people are finally fighting back". SMH. 

Quoting happymama2D: Well, this should definitely help in having cops not overreact in uncertain situations.


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