Philip Chlanda Dead: NYPD Cop Commits Suicide On Street
First Posted: 05/17/11 02:34 PM ET Updated: 05/17/11 02:34 PM ET
An NYPD officer shot and killed himself on a Murray Hill street on Tuesday morning.
The cop, Philip Chlanda, was upset over the prospect of his girlfriend leaving him, so he shot himself in the head in front of her, police told The New York Post.
Chlanda got into an argument with his girlfriend inside their third-story apartment in Murray Hill, authorities said. His girlfriend, whose identity has not been released, told Chlanda she was going to leave him, police said.
From the Post:
That's when the cop left the apartment and went to his squad car parked in front of 138 East 38th Street and pulled out his 9mm, police said.
With his girlfriend looking on, the cop said, "I love you" to her before he pulled the trigger and shot himself. The woman called 911 at 3:20 a.m., police said.
Chlanda was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.