2014 killings of NYPD officers

2014 killings of New York City Police Department officers
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Bed-Stuy is located in New York
Bed-Stuy is located in the United States
LocationBedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Coordinates40°41′45″N 73°56′47″W / 40.6959°N 73.946464°W / 40.6959; -73.946464
DateDecember 20, 2014 (2014-12-20)
2:47 p.m. (EST)
Attack type
Double-homicide by shooting, murder–suicide, attempted uxoricide
WeaponsTaurus PT92 handgun
Deaths3 (including the perpetrator)
Injured1 (before the shooting)
PerpetratorIsmaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley
MotiveRevenge for Eric Garner's and Michael Brown's killings.

On December 20, 2014, Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley shot and killed Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liutwo on-duty New York City Police Department (NYPD) officersin the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Brinsley then fled into the New York City Subway, where he killed himself. Earlier in the day, before he killed Ramos and Liu, Brinsley had shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend Shaneka Thompson in Baltimore after initially pointing the gun at his own head.[1]

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