NEW YORK – The New York City police officer who allegedly killed two men during an apparent robbery spree has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery.
Officers responding to a robbery call in the Bronx on Friday night found a 31-year-old man lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police.
The officers entered the man’s apartment and found two men inside.
The man, identified as 25-yearold Joshua Hinton, had been shot in the head and taken to a hospital, police said.
Hinton was charged with two counts of first- and second-degree manslaughter, as well as robbery and first-class misconduct.
He was released from the hospital Saturday.
Police say Hinton was acting suspiciously at the time of the shooting.
He’s currently in the city’s Monroe County Jail on $75,000 bail.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.