NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say a second New York City officer has died after a gunman ambushed them inside their patrol car before committing suicide.

The New York Post writes,


Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s execution-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown.


The shooting took place Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Both officers were rushed to Woodhull hospital, where officials say they were pronounced dead.

The two officials, a senior city official and a law enforcement official, had direct knowledge of the deaths but were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Police say the gunman ran inside a subway station after the shooting and fatally shot himself in the head.

The gunman's motives aren't yet clear.

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