An armed man walked up to two NYPD officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire this afternoon, striking them both before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. Both officers were killed, the New York Times reports via police sources. The shooting took place in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Both officers were rushed to Woodhull hospital. At least one was shot in the head, police said.
Authorities say the suspect shot himself inside the subway and is believed to be dead. The shooting comes at a time when police are being heavily criticized for their tactics following the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Several officers have been assaulted at New York City protests during demonstrations that have largely been peaceful. (Read more police stories.)