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NYPD officers killed in Brooklyn

The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed executGetty Images

Two NYPD officers were killed in broad daylight after they were shot while sitting in a patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday, police officials confirmed.

Authorities said the two officers were parked near the intersection of Myrtle and Tompkins avenues near Tompkins Houses when an armed suspect came up and shot at both cops at around 2:50 p.m.

Police helicopters circled the Bedford-Stuyvesant and officers began to look for the suspect after he fled the scene. According to the New York Times Deputy Chief Kim Royster told reporters at the scene that the suspect ran into a subway station after shooting both men "in the upper body."

The nearest station to the incident was the G train stop for Myrtle-Willoughby, in which service was temporarily suspended.

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The New York Daily News reported that one officer shot in the head was declared dead upon arriving at Woodhull Hospital . The second officer was said to be in critical condition, but authorities could not immediately confirm.

Royster also told reporters suspect was found dead in the subway station, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

While there is no information connecting the shooting to weeks of civil unrest, Saturday's incident follows weeks of tension between protesters and police over a Staten Island jury's decision to not indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

 
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