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By: Shmuel Edeltuch

An NYPD precinct commander fatally shot himself in the head inside a department vehicle near Kissena Park on Monday police sources told The Post. He also made a phone call earlier that made family members think he was suicidal, a source told The Post as well.

NYPD officers gather at the scene on 164th St. and Underhill Ave.
Dennis A. Clark

Authorities tried to locate Mullaney’s phone, but he had already pulled the trigger. Mullaney was rushed to a nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead. He was found at the corner of Underhill Ave and 164th St. across from Kissena Park just after 5:10 p.m.

NYPD officers gather at the scene on 164th St. and Underhill Ave.
Dennis A. Clark

He’s believed to be the first active-duty police officer to kill himself this year. His death comes after a spike of police suicides in 2019 and 2020, The Daily News Reported.

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