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Neighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings

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Officials say 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed himself after the attacks. Officials say 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed himself after the attacks.
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The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.

Yevette Seay told The Associated Press on Sunday that her neighbor, 29-year-old Shaneka Thompson, banged on her apartment door for help after being shot. Seay says she talked to Thompson through her closed front door and she could see the bloodied woman through the peep hole.

Police say Thompson's ex-boyfriend, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, shot her in the stomach around 5:45 a.m. Saturday and then fled to New York, where he gunned down two officers in a squad car. Brinsley then killed himself.

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