An NYPD officer was found dead in his bed late Wednesday after he failed to show up for his night shift and police suspect an apparent suicide.
The 34-year-old cop was face down with a gunshot wound to the head inside his Stuyvesant Town apartment at around 7:15 p.m.
Police recovered the gun he used at the scene as well as a shell casing. Officials said that the late cop was stationed out of Times Square and supposed to begin his shift at 6 p.m.
The 8-year veteran’s suicide is the second this month in the NYPD. On April 5, Deputy Inspector Denis Mullaney shot himself dead inside a patrol vehicle parked in Queens.
Family members had alerted police to Mullaney’s suicidal thoughts but by the time he was located, he had already taken his own life.
At his funeral, Rev. Joseph Fonti pled officials to do something about the suicide trend among officers and “break the silence about the issue within their ranks.”