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NYPD: On-Duty Officer Commits Suicide In Queens

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Generic Police Photo (credit: Clipart.com)

Generic Police Photo (credit: Clipart.com)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD says a police officer committed suicide while on duty Thursday night by shooting himself while responding to a call in Queens.

The 28-year-old officer, whose name has been withheld, was found lying on 211th Street in Hollis Hills. He was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after 11 p.m.

According to reports, investigators say the officer had been arguing with his girlfriend on the phone before he shot himself.

Authorities say the officer had responded with his partner to a call about a series of car break-ins in the area.

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