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BREAKING: NYPD Officer Shot In Head In Bronx Precinct House

Bronx, NY – A New York Police Department (NYPD) officer was shot in the head inside a Bronx precinct house on Tuesday morning in what is believed to have been a suicide attempt.

The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. on Feb. 7 inside the 47th Precinct station house located on Laconia Avenue in Edenwald, WINS reported.

Police and sources told the New York Post that the shooting occurred in the locker room of the 47th Precinct.

The officer’s gunshot wound is believed to be self-inflicted, WINS reported.

The wounded officer was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the head.

Officials have not yet released any information on the officer’s medical condition, WINS reported.

NYPD also has not yet released the name of the wounded officer.

Police officials have not yet confirmed that the incident was a suicide attempt, but they have said there are no suspects and detectives were not questioning anyone about the incident, according to WINS.

“Things have gotten a little bit better, but people are still extremely reluctant to go through the department to get help,” a veteran NYPD officers told The Police Tribune.

“If you go for help, there’s still a strong likelihood that you’ll be put on limited duty rather than allowed to get help while you’re working,” he explained.

The officer also said that the mandatory overtime and constant protests throughout the city have shaken the home/life balance for most of the department, making it even harder for officers to cope with and get treatment on their own for mental health issues.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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