Timeline of events before and after NY cop deaths

Photographs of slain New York Police officers Wenjian Liu, left, and Rafael Ramos are placed in a makeshift memorial honoring the men at the 84th Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York, where the officers were stationed, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, ambushed Ramos and Liu in a patrol car Saturday and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(AP)– A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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5:48 a.m. – Baltimore County police are dispatched to Brinsley’s ex-girlfriend’s home in the Baltimore suburb of Owings Mills, Maryland. Brinsley had shot the 29-year-old woman in the stomach and fled with her phone. She’s expected to survive.

6:05 a.m. – Brinsley calls his ex-girlfriend’s mother and tells her he shot her daughter by accident and hopes she will survive.

6:35 a.m. – Brinsley boards a bus to New York City.

10:50 a.m. – The bus arrives in Manhattan.

12:07 p.m. – Brinsley discards his ex-girlfriend’s phone in Brooklyn.

1:30 p.m. – Police in Baltimore discover Brinsley has made posts from his Instagram account that threaten to kill officers. They determine the posts are being made from Brooklyn.

2:10 p.m. – Police in Baltimore call the 70th precinct in New York, advising the NYPD that the phone of a suspect in the Owings Mills shooting is pinging in Brooklyn. The two police departments discuss the Instagram posts during the call, and a wanted poster of Brinsley is faxed to the NYPD with information about Brinsley.

2:45 p.m. – Brinsley walks up to two people on the street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, asks them to follow him on Instagram and tells them, “Watch what I’m going to do.”

2:47 p.m. – Brinsley approaches the passenger window of a marked police car and opens fire, striking Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in the head, killing them. He takes off running as officers pursue him to a nearby subway station, where he shoots himself in the head.

2:50 p.m. – The Baltimore Police Department sends a teletype with the same information contained on the wanted poster to the NYPD’s real-crime center at police headquarters.

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Information from: Baltimore County Maryland Police and the New York Police Department.

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