Gunman Who Killed 2 NYPD Officers Wrote He Was "Putting Wings on Pigs"

December 21, 2014 2:26 PM

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Gunman Who Killed 2 NYPD Officers Wrote He Was "Putting Wings on Pigs"

The gunman who killed two NYPD officers sitting in their patrol car Saturday before running into a Brooklyn subway station and killing himself had made "very anti-police" statements on social media before the shootings, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.

Ismaaiyl Brinsley wrote in the caption of an Instagram post containing a photo of a handgun: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs," officials said. He used the hashtags "Shootthepolice," "RIPErivGardner (sic)," and "RIPMikeBrown."

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