Authorities ID woman shot by man who killed NYPD cops

Associated Press

Towson, Md. — Authorities in Maryland are identifying a woman who was shot by the same man who killed two NYPD officers before shooting himself to death.

Officials in Baltimore County identified the woman Sunday as 29-year-old Shaneka Nicole Thompson. Authorities say Thompson was shot in the abdomen Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley and remains in critical but stable condition.

Authorities say she is expected to survive her injuries and that they hope to interview her later Sunday if her condition improves. Police believe that Thompson and Brinsley had a previous romantic relationship.

Authorities believe that after Brinsley shot Thompson, he traveled to New York where he approached a marked police car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn and opened fire, killing two officers.