Ex-NYPD officer accused of shooting neighbor, lying that neighbor killed self

Andrew Weber
October 23, 2019 - 1:41 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A former NYPD officer is accused of killing his next-door neighbor and then claiming that he shot himself, according to an indictment revealed Tuesday.

The indictment released by the Bronx District Attorney’s Office claims Martinson Afari Yeboah, 28, was playing video games on April 21 at the apartment of Frederick Afoakwah, 21, on West Mosholu Parkway South in the Bronx.

Yeboah’s gun, allegedly went off, hitting Afoakwah in the neck.

Afoakwah’s father and cousin stormed the room upon hearing the gunshot.

Yeboah, off-duty at the time, claimed it was an accident.

An autopsy found the gunshot was not self-inflicted, the district attorney’s office says.

The indictment claims that the officer held off on calling 911 until Afoakwah’s father asked him to.

Additionally, after calling he didn’t make an attempt to save Yeboah’s life, but instead returned to his apartment, eventually heading to the lobby.

Afoakwah was eventually pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Yeboah was arraigned on second-degree Manslaughter and Criminally Negligent Homicide charges on Tuesday.

He was an officer for a year the events occurred and has since been fired.

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