The words execution-style do not appear in any of the firsthand reports of this killing last evening, though the description in the New York Post has all the earmarks of a gangland murder, especially the final paragraph:
Alastasia Bryan, 25, was at the corner of Avenue L and E 73rd Street in the Flatlands section of the borough when a dark colored Honda rolled up and began blasting at around 9:15 p.m., the sources said.
Five shots rang out and a single bullet struck the officer in the head, killing her instantly as the shooter sped away.
Bryan had been in the neighborhood visiting family and friends — and was on her way to Rikers Island for a shift — when the shooting unfolded, sources said.
Her death appeared to be planned and the killer was believed to have been waiting at the intersection before she arrived, the sources added. [Emphasis added]
A photograph accompanying the article shows Bryan’s car, with five bullet holes in the driver’s side window…