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:
Breaking NEWS. Officer-involved shooing in Tarpon Springs. Reports say officers is dead after shooting on Grand Blvd. pic.twitter.com/01WIwn8WBL
— Tampa Bay Traffic (@TampaBayTraffic) December 21, 2014
Tarpon Springs Police Officer shot and killed about 3AM near 199 Grand Boulevard. pic.twitter.com/UtXT4UJZMa
— IONTB.COM (@IONTB) December 21, 2014
Maybe Samuel L. Jackson, who declared in 2013 that it’s “open season” on “young brothers,” could declare hunting season over at this point.