By Mark Hallum

A retired NYPD officer was found dead in an apparent suicide Tuesday near Union Turnpike and 246th Street, according to police.

The 56-year-old woman was reported shot to the 105th Precinct in Glen Oaks and officers discovered her inside a parked car, unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to the head.

EMS responders declared the woman dead at the scene.

Police were withholding the identity of the woman pending family identification and the investigation was ongoing.

Reach reporter Mark Hallum by e-mail at mhallum@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

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