Gunman kills two NYC cops in ambush shooting

Gunman kills two NYC cops in ambush shooting
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A lone gunman on Saturday shot and killed two New York City police officers in Brooklyn before taking his own life in an armed standoff.

The shooter, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, shot his ex-girlfriend near Baltimore earlier Saturday before heading north and vowing on social media to kill police officers. Police said Brinsley killed officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos while they sat in a squad car — possibly before they even had time to draw weapons — and then fled into a nearby subway station where he shot himself.

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