According to the publication, with reference to the deputy chief of the local police Kim Royster, the lawbreaker opened fire on the police officers, Liu Wenjian and Rafael Ramos, from a passenger seat of a patrol car, and then run to the nearest underground station.
Eyewitness say that one of the policemen was shot in the head. The offender committed suicide afterwards. Police later found his gun in the patrol car.
The murder of two law enforcement officers in New York could be revenge for the death of African Americans by the US police.
"This is punishment» — the New York Post quotes a source in law enforcement agencies of New York.
In recent months, a series of nation-wide demonstrations have been staged across the United States, following the killings of black citizens by police officers where justice was not seen to have been served.
The most recent protests against police impunity were centered in New York City and Washington DC, though rallies were also organized in other US cities.
Thousands in New York March in Protest Against Police Brutality.
The organizers of the event have demanded that police across the United States abandon racial profiling, and that an independent prosecutor be appointed to deal with police misconduct.