The mother of the gunman who killed two NYPD police officers on Saturday extended her deepest condolences to their families on Monday.
“I am still deeply sorry about what happened at the hands of my son,” said Shakuwra Dabre, 54, of Brooklyn. “And please accept my deepest condolences, sincerely. As a mother now I hurt for the loss of my son. Just like they’re hurting for the loss of their sons.”
Dabre said she was shocked when she went online and saw a photo of her son Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, lying on a gurney Saturday after the shooting.
“I pulled out my laptop and I went online and I saw his body and I knew he was dead when I looked at it,” Dabre told the Daily News.
“I knew when I saw it. He was gone. I knew it was my son. And that’s how I found out.”
Brinsley had posted a threat to police officers on Instagram before killing the officers around 2:45 p.m. outside the Tomkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
He shot his ex-girlfriend, Shaneka Thompson, shortly before killing the officers. Thompson is fighting for her life.
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