BREAKING: Another cop killing in Tampa Bay; suspect in custody

BREAKING: Another cop killing in Tampa Bay; suspect in custody

As the country reels from the brutal execution-style murder of two New York City police officers yesterday at the hands of a black man claiming his actions were payback for Michael Brown and Eric Garner, another killing of a man in blue has shockingly occurred. From NBC News

A police officer was shot and killed early Sunday morning in Florida, officials said. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s office said the shooting occurred at around 3 a.m. EST in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles from Tampa, Florida. The sheriff’s office said the suspect is in custody but did not provide further details on a possible motive.

The shooting came hours after a gunman shot and killed two police officers in Brooklyn before taking his own life. Investigators in New York believe the attacker boasted on social media about a plan to target cops, possibly out of revenge for the deaths of two unarmed black men who died in confrontations with police.

Soopermexican offers up tweets from local sources:

Maybe Samuel L. Jackson, who declared in 2013 that it’s “open season” on “young brothers,” could declare hunting season over at this point.

(h/t: badblue)

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