Bronx Man Fatally Shoots Himself With NYPD Officer’s Gun

By Sasha Gonzales

A Bronx man accidentally killed himself with an NYPD officer’s gun while playing video games with the cop Easter morning, a police official said.

Frederick Afoakwah, 21, picked up the weapon that Housing Bureau Officer Martinson Afariyeboahm had placed on a coffee table inside Afoakwah’s apartment on Mosholu Parkway near Jerome Avenue early Sunday. As Afoakwah inspected the gun it fired a bullet into his neck, the official said. 

Afoakwah was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

The NYPD suspended Afariyeboah without pay, pending the results of an internal investigation. 

The officer could not immediately be reached for comment.

About Sasha Gonzales 73 Articles
Sasha Gonzales is a Contributing Writer for Bronx Justice News and a Kingsbridge resident. A native of the Bronx, Sasha is an academic researcher interested in the study of multi-generational poverty and income disparities. She is also an aspiring fine arts photographer and avid reader.

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