Officer Down Memorial Page: Police Officer Wenjian Liu, New York City Police Dept.Posted: December 20, 2014
Police Officer Wenjian Liu and Police Officer Rafael Ramos were shot and killed from ambush while sitting in their patrol car at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Thompkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Both officers were participating in an anti-terrorism drill when a subject walked up their patrol car and opened fire with a handgun, striking them both in the head and upper body multiple times. Other officers immediately pursued the the subject into a nearby subway station where the man committed suicide.
The subject was a gang member from Baltimore, Maryland, who had traveled to New York City specifically to ambush police officers. The man had published his intentions on social media prior to the shooting.
Officer Liu had served with the New York City Police Department for four years.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Commissioner William J. Bratton
New York City Police Department
1 Police Plaza
New York, NY 10038