STATEN ISLAND — An off-duty NYPD officer was shot Friday afternoon in Staten Island.
The officer was taken to the hospital, but did not survive. It appears the gunshot was self-inflicted.
If confirmed, this would be the third suicide of an NYPD officer in the past two weeks. Deputy Chief Steven Silks took his own life just a month short of retirement on June 5. Detective Joseph Calabrese’s body was found a day later.
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