The mother of NYPD shooting suspect Ismaaiyl Brinsley spoke out in a brief statement today expressing sorrow for the families of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
She spoke with WABC and while she refused to appear on camera, gave this brief statement:
Ismaaiyl was a very troubled young man whose life was in turmoil and spiraling out of control. We were estranged for a few years, with occasional contact. I am deeply sorry for the loss of the two innocent men who were killed, and offer my sincerest condolences to their families.
Brinsley had reportedly shot and killed his girlfriend hours before coming up to New York.
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