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Police officer commits suicide outside precinct house

Officer down: Police investigate the scene of a suicide, where a cop turned his gun on himself outside of the 66th precinct in Borough Park on Thursday night.
Brooklyn Daily

A police sergeant shot and killed himself inside a parked car outside the 66th Precinct Station House in Borough Park Thursday, according to a report by this paper’s sister publication, the New York Post.

After returning to the 66th precinct house between E. 58th and E. 59th streets to book a robbery suspect at 7:30 pm, the officer spoke to colleagues and said he was going out, but that he would be returning shortly, according to the Post.

A half-hour passed before he was found in his personal car, with a gun-shot wound to his head, according to cops.

The officer had recently been transferred from the 78th Precinct to the 66th, where he was assigned to work with the precinct’s detective’s squad, the Post reported.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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