Gunman kills two New York police officers
December 21 , 2014
A gunman killed two police officers sitting in their police car in New York, media reports said. The gunman, who later killed himself, has been identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, an African-American. Officials believe Brinsley had carried out the attack to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Police commissioner William Bratton said the two police officers had been targeted for their uniforms. The officers, Liu Wenjin and Raphael Ramos, were of Asian and Hispanic origin.