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NYPD Police Officer Dies After Shooting Self In Face While On Duty In Queens (VIDEO)


First Posted: 01/20/12 09:56 AM ET Updated: 01/20/12 01:48 PM ET

A New York City police officer committed suicide while on duty Thursday night in Queens.The 28-year-old cop was found lying on 211th Street in Holls Hills, bleeding from a self-inflicted gun wound at 10:30PM, CBS News reports.

He was taken to the Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The officer, whose name is being withheld, had been responding to a call about a series of car break-ins, a police source tells The New York Daily News, "He got out of his (patrol) car and he's on the phone with somebody...He puts the gun in his mouth and fires."

According to investigators, the officer had been arguing with his girlfriend on the phone just before the incident.

"It's probably the prettiest block in Hollis Hills," a neighbor told The Daily News. 'This is the first time in 20 years I've ever seen something like this happen. It's awful."


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