Shaneka Thompson is the ex-girlfriend of cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley. Thompson was shot by Brinsley Saturday morning in Baltimore a few hours before he ambushed and gunned down NYPD officers Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos. Now, details are emerging about the morning of the shooting and her story.
According to witness statements, neighbors heard a loud argument from Thompson’s apartment. It was not unusual per neighbors to hear frequent arguments emanating from Thompson’s residence, but this time it was different. There was loud screaming and a cry for help, followed by a gunshot. A neighbor then reports Thompson banging on doors pleading and screaming, “I can’t die like this, please help me.” It was then that a resident identified as Yvette Seay, stated that she looked through her peephole in the door and saw Thompson bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the stomach. Seay claims she was too afraid to open the door and called 911. A man running through the parking lot immediately after the gunshot is assumed to be Brinsley. Thompson is currently in critical condition at University of Maryland Medical Center but is expected to survive. There is no motivation at this time for Brinsley’s action of shooting his former girlfriend.