By CBSNewYork Team

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD officer is facing charges for allegedly firing a gun on a Long Island beach.

Long Beach police say David Afanador and a 36-year-old woman fired several shots into the ocean early Sunday morning.

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Afanador was allegedly caught with a handgun and three loaded magazines.

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It’s not the first time the 39-year-old officer has been in trouble with the law.

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Afanador was arrested for allegedly putting a suspect into a chokehold over the summer in Rockaway Beach. He was suspended and stripped of his gun.

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In 2014, Afanador was one of two officers arrested for punching and pistol-whipping a 16-year-old during a marijuana arrest. He and the other officer were acquitted of those charges in a bench trial in 2016.

CBSNewYork Team