1) Ismail Brinsley (aka Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley) shot and killed two NYPD officers before committing suicide in Brooklyn’s “Bed Stuy” neighborhood just before 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. He’s believed to have walked up to the cops’ patrol car and opened fire, “execution” style.
2) Ismail Brinsley, 28, ran to the entrance of a Subway station on Marcy Avenue and killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to a Brooklyn hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
3) Brinsley did not care that the officers killed, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were minorities. He thought of the shooting as a revenge mission for Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Both officers had been working overtime on an anti-terrorism drill when the shooting happened.