NEW YORK, NY. (THECOUNT) — An unidentified NYPD sergeant has been identified as the victim found with a gunshot wound to the head inside a car on Staten Island overnight.

The 48-year-old victim, who was reportedly a retired NYPD sergeant, took his own life inside a vehicle near the Castleton Corners section of the borough early Tuesday.

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Police responded to a 911 call at about 11:45 p.m. about an unconscious man inside a vehicle on the exit ramp of the Staten Island Expressway, reports FOX5NY.

EMS rushed the victim to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of self-inflicted gunshot injuries.

There has been a rash of suicides within the NYPD.

At least 10 other officers have taken their own lives in 2019.

It is unclear when officials plan to name the fallen officer.

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Geo quick facts: Castleton Corners is an upscale neighborhood of Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City. It is in a region of the island often referred to as the North Shore, Staten Island – Wikipedia.

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