NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — New York City's police commissioner said the gunman who ambushed and fatally shot 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 said the gunman shot and wounded his former girlfriend in Baltimore earlier Saturday and created 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.
TheBlaze reported earlier that investigators were said to have been looking at disturbing Instagram posts to determine if the suspected shooter wrote them.
In one post, the user wrote, “I’m Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours….. Let’s Take 2 of Theirs.” The user also included the hashtags, #ShootThePolice, #RIPEricGardner (sic), #RIPMikeBrown.
The gunman fatally shot himself after killing the officers, authorities said.
This story has been updated.