Off-duty NYPD officer questioned after shooting kills man, 25, on Long Island

Adam Warner
May 13, 2020 - 12:35 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – An investigation is underway into a deadly shooting involving an off-duty NYPD officer on Long Island.

Nassau Police said the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday in front of a home on Langdon Road in Farmingdale.

When officers arrived, they found a 25-year-old man dead with gunshot wounds, police said.

A source with knowledge of the investigation confirmed the shooting involved an off-duty NYPD officer; he was not injured.

At Mayor Bill de Blasio's daily briefing, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said the off-duty officer discharged his firearm and that "an individual was struck in the head and killed."

WABC reported that police believe the 25-year-old was unarmed. He and the officer reportedly had a prior dispute.

The officer, said to be a rookie with the NYPD, was being questioned. It’s unclear what role he may have played in the shooting. 

No arrests have been reported.

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