2 Police Officers Shot In Ambush In New York City
Two New York police officers were ambushed and fatally shot while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, reports The Associated Press; the suspected gunman has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Citing anonymous officials, the wire service reports both officers were pronounced dead at Woodhull hospital.
The AP describes the scene:
"A block from the shooting site, a line of about eight police officers stood with a German shepherd blocking the taped-off street. Streets were blocked even to pedestrians for blocks around.
"Derrick Thompson, who lives nearby, said the shooting happened across from the Tompkins Houses public housing development.
" 'I was watching TV, and then I heard the helicopters,' Thompson said. 'I walked out, and all of a sudden — this.' "
It's the first fatal shooting of a New York City police officer since 2011, The New York Times reports.
This is a developing story; this post will be updated as we receive more information.