Remember this story from two weeks ago? About the Baltimore based “Black Guerrilla Family” prepared to shoot cops on duty? Brinsley came from Baltimore. Perhaps a coincidence…
Ismail Brinsley shot and killed two NYPD officers before committing suicide in Brooklyn’s Bed Stuy neighborhood just before 3 p.m. on December 20. He’s believed to have walked up to the cop’s patrol car and open fire “execution” style.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. After the shooting, he took his own life. Brinsley, 28, ran to the entrance of a Subway station on Marcy Avenue and killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports NBC New York.He was taken to a Brooklyn hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police recovered a silver handgun from his death scene.
2. Both cops were rushed to Woodhull Medical Center in critical condition after the shooting. Sadly, the two officers were pronounced dead just after 5 p.m. on December 20. The New York Post reports that detectives believe that the gunman 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.
3. New York One reports that he had killed someone in Baltimore and had come to New York City with the sole intention of killing NYPD officers. His last Instagram post included lyrics to the 50 Cent song “Green Lantern,” never had a hot gun on your waist and blood on your shoe…n*gger you ain’t been through what I been through you not like me and I’m not like you.” The post included the hashtags, “#BrooklynGoHard #ConeyIsland,” reports the New York Post.
Two pictures of Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley:
Here’s his Facebook. He has several apparently Muslim friends, one who worked for the Islamic Society of America (ISNA), but no obvious Islamist propaganda upon immediate examination.