According to preliminary reports, both officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot point-blank by a single gunman who approached their car at the corner of Myrtle and Tompkins avenues.
The shooting occurred in Bedford-Stuyvesant about a block away from the Myrtle/Willoughby G train subway station, a witness told the New York Daily News. After the shooting, officers pursued the suspect into the train station, witnesses said.
A witness who was on the first car of a Court Square-bound G train when police were on the scene told the Huffington Post that he saw "crowds of people lined up squatting against the wall" and "trying to hide behind benches" on the platform as his train pulled in.
"Everyone on the platform was on the ground." the witness, who wished to remain anonymous, told HuffPost. "A cop ran up to the conductor's window, slammed on it and told him not to open the train doors... the train kept rolling."
This is a developing story.