New York: Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the man who shot dead two New York police officers, reportedly told public “watch what I am going to do” before he killed the cops.
According to a BBC news report, the 28-year-old spoke those words to the public before he shot officers Liu Wenjin and Raphael Ramos, who were sitting in their patrol car, and then later fled to a nearby subway and killing himself.
Brinsley had a history of violence and mental stability and was arrested at least 19 times, the report further stated.
Prior to the attack, he had earlier posted threatening anti-police messages on Instagram and had shot at his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore.
The attack was reportedly in retaliation to the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, the AP reported.
Meanwhile, candlelight vigils were held across New York in the memory of the police officers.
While one of the two slain police officers was Asian, another one was Hispanic.