NEW YORK (AP) – New York City’s police commissioner says the gunman who ambushed and killed two police officers had made online posts that were “very anti-police.”
Police Commissioner William Bratton choked up at a news conference Saturday afternoon as he talked about the fatal shootings of two officers in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
Bratton says the gunman shot and wounded his former girlfriend in Baltimore earlier Saturday and made posts from her Instagram account.
Authorities didn’t get into the specifics of the contents of the posts, but two officials told The Associated Press that he posted about shooting two “pigs” in retaliation for the death of Eric Garner. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
Authorities say the gunman fatally shot himself after killing the officers.
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The two officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot by a single gunman.
The squad car was sitting near Bedford-Stuyvesant, Myrtle Ave. and Tompkins Ave.
The two police officers were shot while sitting in their car.
After the shooting the suspect ran into the G train subway station where he shot himself. He has died.
Both officers were rushed to the hospital.
They have since both been pronounced dead.
Below is a video of the scene where the officers were fatally shot.