HOLLIS HILLS — A 28-year-old NYPD officer died last Thursday night in Hollis Hills after turning his gun on himself, police said.
A call came over the police scanner at about 10:40 p.m. of an officer shot at 85-22 211th St., and NYPD and emergency services personnel responded.
The officer, whose name was withheld pending family notification, worked in the 111th Precinct, which covers the neighborhoods of Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale, Fresh Meadows and Hollis Hills.
After shooting himself once in the head, he was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:09 p.m., according to the NYPD.
The officer had responded to the scene of a possible car break-in with his partner, according to a report in the New York Post.
He paused during the investigation to take a call on his cell phone from his girlfriend, and after a heated argument took his own life, according to the Post.
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