New York City Police
January 20, 2012 by staff
New York City Police, Authorities investigate scene after a New York City police officer apparently committed suicide in Hollis Hills, Queens.
A New York City cop committed suicide Thursday night – shooting himself in the head on a Queens street while responding to a call, police sources said.
Neighbors saw the unnamed officer lying in the street after hearing a single shot on 211th St. in Hollis Hills around 10:40 p.m.
The officer, 28,was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he died, according to police.
“He was lying on the (the street) bleeding,” said neighbor Gerry Namti, 44.
The officers were responding to a call about a series of car break-ins on the block, a source said.
“He got out of his (patrol) car and he’s on the phone with somebody,” a police source said. “He puts the gun in his mouth and fires.”
A police source said that the officer was arguing with his girlfriend.
“It’s probably the prettiest block in Hollis Hills,” a neighbor said. “This is the first time in 20 years I’ve ever seen something like this happen. It’s awful.”
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