Two NYPD officers have been shot dead by a suspect who ambushed their patrol car ‘execution style’ in Brooklyn.
The perpetrator was chased by police and reportedly died of a self-inflicted gun wound.
Both officers succumbed to gunshot wounds to the head, City Councilman Robert Cornegy said at a news conference according to CBS New York.
The shooting took place in Brooklyn outside of the Tompkins Houses at around 3pm. The shooter reportedly came out of the building before shooting the officers patrolling the area. According to the witnesses he then ran away into the subway where he was either shot by police chasing him or died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The wounded officers were rushed to Woodhull Hospital in “grave” condition as at least one of them was hit in the head.
“It’s an execution,” a law enforcement source described the ambush.
— Renee Stoll (@ReneeStollABC7) December 20, 2014