Officer suspended after friend kills himself with officer’s gun

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) A rookie police officer has been suspended after a friend accidentally killed himself with the officer’s gun.

The officer, NYPD Housing Bureau Officer Martinson Afariyeboah, joined the department a year ago.

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Police say at 5:30 a.m. Eastern Sunday morning Afariyeboah put his gun down briefly on a table inside the Bronx apartment of his friend, Frederick Afoakwah.

The 21-year-old went to take a look at the gun when it went off, firing a single shot which hit him in the neck.

Afoakwah died later at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Afariyeboah is suspended without pay while infernal affairs reviews whether or not he failed to properly secure his weapon.

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