Shaneka Thompson Identified As Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s Ex-Girlfriend And First Shooting Victim

Shaneka Thompson is the ex-girlfriend shot by NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley on Saturday. Before executing two New York City police officers as they sat in their cruise in Brooklyn, Brinsley shot his former girlfriend at her apartment in Owings Mills, Maryland. Thompson is expected make a full recovery, according to her grandfather, James Delly. Thompson is an Air Force Reservist.

Ismaaiyl Brinsley reportedly stole Shaneka Thompson’s cell phone after shooting her; police used the cell phone to trace his movements to New York City. Thomspon is a Veterans Affairs staffer. She was shot in the abdomen around 5:45 a.m. on Saturday.

“She is not able to speak at this stage. But she is expected to make a full recovery,” James Delly told the Daily Mail.

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, had dated Shaneka Thompson during the past year, but had broken up. Delly also said that he was not aware of the romantic relationship between his granddaughter and Brinsley, but added that he was “shocked” Thompson would have been involved with a cop killer.

Brinsley used the same 9mm semi-automatic to execute the NYPD police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, which he also used to shoot Shaneka Thompson. Baltimore County police officers found a 9mm bullet in Thompson’s apartment that matched the ones used in the NYPD police shooting.

Shenaka Thompson is currently being treated in an unnamed hospital, and is reportedly in critical but stable condition. NYPD officers have traveled to Maryland in an effort to discuss Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s possible motivation for the cop killing. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Brinsley posted on Instagram that he was going to “put wings on pigs.”


A warning alert issued by the Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins prior to the NYPD shooting reads, “Dear Fellow Sergeant: I just received information of a credible threat to SHOOT an on duty police officer. This information has been verified. It appears this is an organized action. Understand there is an investigation and I am unable to provide further information at this time. I will continue to provide you with updates as I receive them. Please WEAR your VEST and carry your firearm off-duty along with additional magazines. As you know, the NYPD is going through a challenging time with no help from Mayor De Blasio. Be assured this organization will do everything in its power and use every resource to protect each of you. If there has ever been a time to work together, it is now.”

What do you think about the Shaneka Thompson and NYPD shootings by Ismaaiyl Brinsley? Should NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio share any of the blame for the anti-police atmosphere in the city?

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