All the peaceful protests regarding the Eric Garner decision have just been forever overshadowed after a gunman fatally shot two NYPD officers before committing suicide.
Reports New York Post:
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.
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.
“They Take 1 Of Ours … Let’s Take 2 of Theirs,” the post continued, signing off with, “This May Be My Final Post.”
The gunman was a fugitive who had just murdered his girlfriend in Baltimore Saturday morning, sources told The Post.
Minutes after shooting the two officers, he, too, was dead.
He fled to a nearby subway station, the G-train station at Myrtle and Willoughby avenues, where, as pursuing cops closed in, he shot himself on a crowded platform, sources told The Post.
Despite the obvious fumbling in both Eric Garner and Mike Brown’s grand jury proceedings, Hip-Hop Wired does not condone the heinous actions of the unidentified gunman and do not feel he represents the “I Can’t Breathe” movement in any way.
Flip through the gallery below to see all the pictures from the crime scene, including the gunman’s aforementioned Instagram posts. Stay tuned as the story is developing.
Photo: Associated Press