NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The shocking murder of two NYPD officers has gripped the city, just days before Christmas.
The officers joined the somber list of partners killed while on duty together.
As CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported, residents of the Bed-Stuy neighborhood where the shooting took place are in shock, calling the deaths “unbelievable.”
On Sunday morning, a makeshift memorial for officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Myrtle and Tompkins.
Flowers sat and candles burned in memories of the officers in the spot where they were killed while sitting in their cruiser during a special patrol.
“I lived through this stuff when I was a young detective with the Black Liberation Army killing our officers two at a time. And there’s reasons these things happen,” retired chief of detectives William Allee told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.