PICTURED: NYPD cop who jumped to his death at Queens apartment building
- Steven Hernandez was pronounced dead at Lefrak City Apartments on Tuesday
- He leaped to his death shortly before 12.30pm
- Hernandez was assigned to the 121st Precinct in Staten Island
An NYPD police officer committed suicide today at an apartment building in Queens by leaping to his death in broad daylight.
Steven Hernandez was pronounced dead at Lefrak City Apartments in Flushing, Queens, shortly before 12.30pm.
Hernandez belonged to the 121th Precinct in Staten Island. It’s unclear whether he lived in the building, or if he was visiting the Medical Division which is housed there.
Steven Hernandez was pronounced dead at Lefrak City Apartments in Flushing, Queens, shortly before 12.30pm
The scene outside the apartment building in Queens on Tuesday afternoon
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell arrives at the scene on Tuesday
Police at the scene of an officer’s suicide in Queens on Tuesday
The NYPD is yet to comment on his death.
It remains unclear how old Hernandez is. He has two children, though it’s unclear if he was living with them.
Hernandez was a six-year veteran, having joined the force in 2017. He was transferred to the 121st Precinct last year.
On social media, he showed signs of struggling with mental health.
Hernandez frequently referred to his ‘racing thoughts’ and seeking a therapist.
In posts from 2021, he railed against vaccine mandates and President Biden. In some posts, he pleaded that he and other police officers are ‘dads’ and ‘humans’.
The officer’s family has not yet commented on his death.