NYPD officer, 39, commits suicide with a ‘shot to the head’ and ‘leaves a note describing relationship issues with the police girlfriend.’
- The 39-year-old officer was found dead early Sunday by a self-inflicted shot
- Sources said her police friend found her in their apartment in the Bronx
- Both officers are said to have worked in the 23rd district in East Harlem
- The murdered officer reportedly left a note describing the relationship problems
An NYPD officer on duty killed herself with a bullet to the head in her Bronx apartment, authorities say.
The 39-year-old officer, who worked in East Harlem’s 23rd Precinct, was found dead just before 2 a.m. by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the NYPD confirmed to DailyMail.com.
Sources said the officer was found by her friend, a fellow agent in the same district, in the living room of the house they shared in the Throg’s Neck neighborhood in the Bronx.
The New York Post reported that the agent had left a note mentioning problems with her relationship.
Neither the officer was killed nor her partner was named.
An NYPD officer on duty was reportedly found dead by a self-inflicted shot to the head early on Sunday at the Bronx apartment she shared with her police friend. Both police officers worked at East Harlem’s 23rd Precinct, according to the police station (photo)
The apparent suicide comes when New York City is rocked by protests over police brutality. Officers patrol the Brooklyn street on Saturday night
The apparent suicide comes when New York City is rocked by protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died when a white agent from Minneapolis knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes last week.
Virtually peaceful protests around the city on Saturday gave way to scattered clashes between police and protesters later in the evening.
Protesters smashed shop windows, threw items at officers, set police vehicles on fire and blocked roads.
There were several complaints about the police unnecessarily pushing or fighting demonstrators and spraying crowds with chemicals.
New York City police said 345 people were arrested, 33 officers were injured, and 27 police vehicles were damaged or destroyed by fire. No serious injuries have been reported.
Virtually peaceful protests around the city on Saturday gave way to scattered clashes between police and protesters later in the evening
New York City police said 345 people were arrested, 33 officers were injured, and 27 police cars were damaged or destroyed by fire on Saturday
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said some peaceful demonstrations have been “hijacked” by people with violent intentions.
“We are going to ensure that everyone has the right to protest peacefully and get together,” Shea said during a briefing with the mayor.
“But we don’t tolerate destruction of property because our officers are endangered or civilians are endangered.”
During his daily coronavirus briefing on Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the National Guard is on standby in New York City, Buffalo and Rochester, where hundreds of people gathered to clean up the damage from protests the night before.
“We expect additional protests tonight and we are preparing for that,” said Cuomo.
The governor also said that the investigation by the Attorney General of the State of Letitia James into actions by NYPD officers and protesters will include all protests over the weekend.
There were several complaints about the police unnecessarily pushing or fighting demonstrators and spraying crowds with chemicals