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NY Cop Gunman Had History of Violence, Mental Illness

The gunman who shot dead two New York City police officers had a history of violence and mental illness, according to a top police official. Ismayyil Brinsley, 28, shot and killed officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos as they sat in their patrol car Saturday in Brooklyn. Brinsley then fled into a nearby subway station where he shot and killed himself. Prior to the shooting, Brinsley posted anti-police and anti-government messages on Instagram and alluded to taking revenge for the...

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