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Tracking the events before the NYC police deaths

Police said that the same 9mm semiautomatic handgun that killed two New York police officers was probably used earlier Saturday near Baltimore. Below is the timeline of events on Saturday that track the suspect authorities have identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley.


Published: December 20, 2014

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5:45 a.m.

Shot his former girlfriend

Police said Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and wounded his former girlfriend at about 5:45 a.m. in Owings Mills, Md., about 20 miles outside Baltimore.

Owings Mills

Baltimore

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6:05 a.m.

Shot his former girlfriend

The shooting occurred at a gated apartment complex called Greenwich Place Town Center, adjacent to a parking lot for a movie theater at Owings Mills Mall.

Greenwich Place Town Center

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10:50 a.m.

Arrived in Manhattan

Brinsley traveled from Baltimore to Manhattan and arrived at 10:50 a.m. The police tracked the mobile phone's position until he turned off the phone at Barclays Center.

Baltimore

New York

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Noon

Intentions on Instagram

Before down the phone, Brinsley posted on his Instagram account that he would kill police officers as retribution for the recent police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

"I'm Putting Wings On Pigs Today"

"They Take 1 Of Ours...... Let's Take 2 of Theirs"

"I'm Putting Pigs In A Blanket"

Instagram

Noon

Intentions on Instagram

His last post was at 12:07. The police don't know where he was between that moment and the shooting at 2:47.

"Never Had A Hot Gun On Your Waist And Blood On Your Shoe"

"You Ain't Been Through What I Been Through"

"You Not Like Me And I'm Not Like You"

Instagram

12:07 to 2:47 p.m.

Brinsley in Brooklyn

A surveillance video released by NYPD shows Ismaaiyl Brinsley inside of the Atlantic Mall in Brooklyn before the shooting deaths.

Atlantic Mall

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12:07 to 2:47 p.m.

Brinsley in Brooklyn

A surveillance video released by NYPD shows Ismaaiyl Brinsley inside of the Atlantic Mall in Brooklyn before the shooting deaths.

NYPD

2:10 p.m.

'Wanted' poster

Baltimore County police called New York’s 70th Precinct to discuss the threatening Instagram posts and informed officers that Brinsley’s phone was “pinging” at a location in their precinct. At the same time, Baltimore County authorities said they faxed a “wanted” poster to the NYPD with information about Brinsley.

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Baltimore

New York

2:10 p.m.

Brinsley in Brooklyn

Baltimore County police called New York’s 70th Precinct to discuss the threatening Instagram posts and informed officers that Brinsley’s phone was “pinging” at a location in their precinct. At the same time, Baltimore County authorities said they faxed a “wanted” poster to the NYPD with information about Brinsley.

70th Precinct at 154 Lawrence Ave.

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2:45 p.m.

Brinsley in Brooklyn

Officers Wenjian Liu, left, and Rafael Ramos were in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.

70th Precinct at 154 Lawrence Ave.

Myrtle Ave. and Tompkins Ave.

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2:45 p.m.

The shooting

Police said minutes before the shooting, Brinsley began a conversation with two men and asked three things: their gang affiliation, to follow him on Instagram and to watch what he was going to do. Then he walked north on Tompkins Avenue, passed the two officers in the car, circled back around across the street, and came behind the officers shooting them in the head.

Myrtle Ave.

Tompkins Ave.

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2:50 p.m.

Brinsley dies

Right after Brinsley fired the fatal shots, he sprinted around the corner to the G line subway station. Once on the platform, he shot himself in the head.

Shooting

Myrtle-Willoughby Subway Station

20 yards

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2:50 p.m.

Late teletype

Five minutes later, Baltimore County authorities sent a teletype with the same information in the flier to NYPD’s real-time crime center.

AP