Off-Duty Correction Officer Shot to Death in Road Rage Feud
An off-duty correction officer was shot and killed during an apparent case of road rage with a motorcyclist in Queens, police and the Department of Correction say.
The 27-year-old man, whose name hasn’t been released, was found unconscious in his Honda Accord with a gunshot wound to his head around 2 a.m. Friday at the intersection of 103 Avenue and 120th Street in Richmond Hill, according to the NYPD. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the man was sitting at a red light when he had a dispute with someone riding a motorcycle. He was shot and then the suspect fled the scene.
The DOC Commissioner Cynthia Brann confirmed to News 4 that the man who was killed was an off-duty CO.
“The entire Department of Correction is grieving this morning upon learning of the tragic shooting death of an off duty Correction Officer,” Brann said in a statement. “My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences go out to the officer’s family, friends, and colleagues throughout the department. We are in close communication with the NYPD.”
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
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