A former NYPD officer was sentenced to jail Friday in reference to the 2019 dying 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 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 12 months and was assigned to housing police within the Bronx, advised detectives the sufferer unintentionally shot himself whereas taking part in with the gun.
Bronx County District Attorney Darcel Clark known as the officer’s actions “reckless and inconsiderate.”Pacific Press/LightRocket by way of Getty Images / Lev Radin
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 advised The Post after the capturing. “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 capturing.