AFRICANGLOBE – Shooter who killed two officers traveled to New York after shooting former girlfriend in Baltimore County, NY police commissioner said
The man who killed two NYPD officers Saturday afternoon before shooting himself was also the suspect in an Owings Mills shooting Saturday morning, Baltimore County police reported.
Baltimore County authorities were sending a flyer alerting New York law enforcement and other agencies to be on the lookout for Ismaaiyl Abdula Brinsley, 28, but “tragically, this was essentially at the same time as our officers were being ambushed,” said NYPD Commissioner William Bratton at a press conference Saturday night.
Just before 3 p.m. Saturday, two officers were sitting in a marked police car eating lunch in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn when the suspect came up to their police car and shot them both in the head, according to Bed-Stuy Patch. They were taken to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
“Quite simply,” Bratton said, they were “assassinated.”
After shooting two officers in the head, Brinsley went to a nearby subway station and shot himself, according to Bratton.
Brinsley’s latest residence was in Georgia, but Saturday morning he was in Maryland, where he shot his former girlfriend at her Owings Mills residence, the commissioner said.
In the Owings Mills shooting, the suspect shot a woman he knew in the abdomen before 6 a.m. then left the scene, according to Baltimore County police, who said she was expected to survive.
By: Elizabeth Janney