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UPDATE: AP sources: 2nd NYC cop killed in ambush shooting

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Officials say a second New York City officer has died after a gunman ambushed them inside their patrol car before committing suicide. Officials say a second New York City officer has died after a gunman ambushed them inside their patrol car before committing suicide.
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New York City's police commissioner says the gunman who ambushed and killed two police officers had made online posts that were "very anti-police."

Police Commissioner William Bratton choked up at a news conference Saturday afternoon as he talked about the fatal shootings of two officers in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

Bratton says gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and wounded his former girlfriend in Baltimore earlier Saturday and made posts from her Instagram account.

Authorities didn't get into the specifics of the contents of the posts, but two officials told The Associated Press that he posted about shooting two "pigs" in retaliation for the death of Eric Garner. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

Authorities say the gunman fatally shot himself after killing the officers.

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Officials say a second New York City officer has died after a gunman ambushed them inside their patrol car before committing suicide.

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.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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