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