Former cop sentenced in accidental shooting death of pal


A former NYPD officer was sentenced to jail Friday in reference to the 2019 death of his pal, who was shot in the neck when the cop’s service weapon by chance went off.

Martinson Afari Yeboah, 30, acquired one to 3 years behind bars after pleading responsible to second-degree manslaughter in October, the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office mentioned.

“His actions were reckless and inconsiderate,” District Attorney Darcel Clark mentioned in a press launch.

Yeboah’s next-door neighbor, 21-year-old Frederick Afoakwah, was shot whereas the 2 performed video video games round 5:30 a.m. on April 21, 2019, Easter morning.

Yeboah, who had been on the job for a yr and was assigned to housing police in the Bronx, instructed detectives the sufferer by chance shot himself whereas enjoying with the gun.

Bronx County District Attorney Darcel Clark
Bronx County District Attorney Darcel Clark known as the officer’s actions “reckless and inconsiderate.”
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However, a coroner discovered the wound was not self-inflicted, and the ex-cop didn’t “perform life-saving measures,” and solely known as 911 on the insistence of Afoakwah’s father, prosecutors mentioned.

“I came out and I saw my son laying on the floor. There was blood all over the rug and the sofa,” Afoakwah’s father, Ransford Afoakwah instructed The Post after the shooting. “He wasn’t speaking.”

The sufferer was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and declared lifeless a short while later.

Yeboah, a Ghana native, was fired from the NYPD following the shooting.

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