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Here’s Everything We Know So Far About NYPD Shooting Suspect Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley

Information is coming in slowly about the man suspected of shooting two NYPD officers today. Several reports say the NYPD has identified him as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, and will confirm that and additional information about him at a press conference this evening.

The New York Daily News reported that Brinsley is a member of a Baltimore gang looking to exact vengeance for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. He reportedly had shot his girlfriend in Baltimore just hours before. And CNN has confirmed, at the very least, that Brinsley had traveled to New York from Baltimore:

A 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley is in the database of Georgia arrests for carrying a concealed weapon and reckless behavior in 2011. Here’s the mugshot:

And you can see another mugshot below:

Below are pictures from his Facebook account (which has been taken down):






In addition, there have been several unconfirmed reports about a Facebook and Instagram page connected to Brinsley, neither of which include that name:



UPDATE – 7:58 p.m. EST: Watch the NYPD Press conference below, via Fox News:


[image via Michael Rusch]

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