The officer's hand gun, magazine and a bullet near the tragic scene this morning at Pier 40.
By Geoffrey Croft
A forty-two year old U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent took his life today at Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, NYC Park Advocates has learned.
The officer shot himself with his .40 caliber SIG pistol at approximately 10:50am this morning in a walkway near the soccer fields on the ground floor.
The officer calmly walked into Pier 40 took out his pistol with his right and hand put it up to mouth and pulled the trigger. Park goers were a few feet away according to a source at the scene.
"It was heartbreaking, heartbreaking," said a source.
"What a loss."
The officer was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital but doctors were unable to save him.
The name of the officer has not yet been released pending family notification.
“Tragically, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officer from the New York field office suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and has passed away," ICE said in a statment.
"The agency is not releasing further details pending notification of the officer’s next of kin. ICE's Office of Professional Responsibility is reviewing the matter and coordinating with the New York Police Department on the investigation.”