A former NYPD officer was sentenced to jail Friday in reference to the 2019 loss of life of his good friend, who was shot within the neck when the cop’s service weapon unintentionally went off.
Martinson Afari Yeboah, 30, obtained one to a few years behind bars after pleading responsible to second-degree manslaughter in October, the Bronx County District Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned.
“His actions had been reckless and thoughtless,” District Lawyer 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 within the Bronx, instructed detectives the sufferer unintentionally shot himself whereas taking part in with the gun.
Nonetheless, a coroner discovered the wound was not self-inflicted, and the ex-cop didn’t “carry out life-saving measures,” and solely referred to as 911 on the insistence of Afoakwah’s father, prosecutors mentioned.
“I got here out and I noticed my son laying on the ground. There was blood everywhere in the rug and the couch,” Afoakwah’s father, Ransford Afoakwah instructed The Publish after the capturing. “He wasn’t talking.”
The sufferer was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and declared useless a short while later.
Yeboah, a Ghana native, was fired from the NYPD following the capturing.