Friday, March 29, 2013

Man Drives Into Brooklyn Police Precinct, Shoots Himself in the Head

A "distraught" man smashed wanted to go out with a bang. According to authorities, the man drove his car into the parking lot of the 81st Precinct in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY shortly after 3pm. After crashing his car into a police vehicle and nearly moving down three police officers, he got out of his car, aimed a 9mm pistol under his chin and pulled the trigger. He was rushed to a local hospital where he is currently undergoing surgery. Police say the unidentified 32-year-old man became distraught while he was being investigated in a domestic violence dispute.

Update: Some reports claim the man is 33 years old. Anyway, according to the NY Daily News, the man is the brother of a NYC police officer who does not work out of the 81st Precinct. The man's girlfriend called police on him after a dispute on Thursday night claiming he had abused her. She filed filed domestic abuse charges and took out an order of protection against the man. When cops conducted a follow-up visit Friday morning, the man called his girlfriend and said he was going to go to the 81st Precinct and kill himself. In addition to the 9mm, a .22 caliber pistol was also found in his car, which was a Lexus RX350.

sources: NY Post | NY Daily News
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