On December 20, two on-duty NYPD officers were assassinated in their patrol car when a gunman fired on them in cold-blood. The area around Tompkins Avenue, near the Smart Deli & Grill, was in disarray afterwards. According to Al Jazeera – America, today’s shooting was done by one man.
Authorities say the killer, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, walked up to the officers’ vehicle before adopting a shooting stance and opening fire. The suspect then ran into a subway where he turned the gun on himself.
Truly, it is a sad state of events. The two NYPD officers’ names were Wenjin Liu and Rafael Ramos. Respectfully, fellow officers mourn the fallen officers, lining the streets as they are placed in the emergency vehicle.