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Quite Simply, Assassinated': NYPD Commissioner Identifies Two Slain Officers, Says Suspect Shot Ex-Girlfriend Earlier in Day

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...shot without warning or provocation.

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton at press conference. (Image source: YouTube)

NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — New York City's police commissioner said the two officers who were ambushed and killed in their cruiser "were, quite simply, assassinated."

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton at press conference. (Image source: YouTube) NYPD Commissioner William Bratton at press conference. (Image source: YouTube)

Police Commissioner William Bratton spoke Saturday at a news conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio. He identified the two officers killed in Brooklyn as Wenjin Liu and Raphael Ramos, adding that they were shot without warning or provocation.

Bratton also said the suspect shot his ex-girlfriend earlier Saturday in Baltimore.

De Blasio said the two officers are heroes.

The police officers were killed in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Authorities say the gunman ran inside a subway station and fatally shot himself in the head.

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