Law enforcement officials say that an NYPD sergeant fatally shot himself outside of the 66th Precinct in Brooklyn last night. The New York Post reports that the officer had just returned from making a robbery arrest and was found dead inside of his car around 7:30 p.m., the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
According to 15-year-old Efriam Baruch, there were two firecracker-like explosions. "I ran over to see what happened and I see all of this action, cops running out of the precinct to a car. It looked like someone was in the car," he told the New York Daily News.
The 41-year-old sergeant had reportedly just been transferred to the precinct a few days ago and was about to be promoted to detective.