Two New York City policemen were shot dead ambush style in their patrol car.

The initial evidence is that it was a revenge killing, but caution that in such events initial evidence can be wrong.

From The NY Post, Gunman kills self after 2 NYPD cops shot dead ‘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.

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.


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(Update) The murdered policemen have been identified as Rafael Ramos and Wenjin Liu.

These two images purport to be from the shooter’s Instagram account, but that is not yet confirmed (via NY Post):

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[Featured image source: Twitter]