Police officers salute as vehicles containing the bodies of two New York Police officers who were shot dead drive by in Brooklyn on Dec. 20, 2014.
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Police departments react to shooting death of NYPD officers

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Saturday’s shooting death of two New York City police officers at close range has drawn grief and condemnation from national and local officials alike. 

Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were sitting in their squad car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn when the suspect, 28-year old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, approached the passenger side window and fired multiple rounds into the car, hitting the officers in the head and torso. Both victims were taken to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Police departments across the country have shown their support. 

 

 

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Police departments react to shooting death of NYPD officers

Updated