NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio -- The man accused of ambushing and shooting to death two New York City police officers before killing himself faced criminal charges in North Olmsted in 2009.
Online court records show that Ismaaiyl Brinsley was charged with and pleaded guilty to theft and aggravated theft. The police report said North Olmsted officers found Brinsley with several stolen items, like an iPhone, cologne and phone accessories, as well as wire cutters. The only ID he had was an inmate card from the Warren County Jail.
Brinsley's address was listed as Pennsylvania Ave. in Lorain. A civil case against Brinsley in 2012 had the same address listed.
Online court records also show that Brinsley was charged with robbery in Clark County, Ohio back in 2009. The case was dismissed just before going to trial. His address in that case was listed as Union City, Georgia.
According to CNN, New York police said Brinsley had a combined 19 prior arrests in Georgia and Ohio.
He served a two year prison term in Georgia from 2011 to 2013.
Police said Brinsley on Saturday approached the passenger window of a marked New York City police car and opened fire. He then went into a subway station and killed himself.