Off-duty police officer shot in Middle Village


An off-duty police officer was shot at a house across the street from Villa Erasmo this afternoon, according to reports.

The unnamed officer, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

The house was on 69th Lane near Juniper Boulevard.

Officers from the 104th Precinct were at the scene. The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m.

According to residents posting in a private Facebook group, nearby PS/IS 128 was put on lockdown.

More information to come.

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