Who led cops to NYPD shooter? Pair of power company workers risked lives, confronted killer

After two New York City police officers were executed in their cruiser Saturday, two public utility workers risked their lives to help stop the gunman by chasing him down and confronting him

Photo courtesy NY Daily News

Both men were on the job in Bedford-Stuyvesant for the Consolidated Edison utility when Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were gunned down by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, just before 3 p.m., the NY Post reported.

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According to the Post, the utility workers watched Brinsley coldly open fire into the passenger side of the patrol car, then immediately followed in their work truck as the killer left the scene with the murder weapon in his hand.

The men, who have not been identified, caught up with Brinsley and attempted to stop him. That’s when Brinsley turned the semi-automatic gun on them and asked, “You want some of this?” according to the report.

The good Samaritans backed off while Brinsley ran into the nearby subway station. They flagged down pursuing cops, telling them what Tinsley was wearing and pointing to where he had fled.

When the officers approached Brinsley on the subway platform, he shot himself to death. Who knows what further mayhem the killer could have perpetrated had the officers, with the help of two utility workers, not caught up with him.


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