Eric Duprey Obituary, Death – An undercover NYPD sergeant killed a scooter-riding suspect who was attempting to leave a drug raid in the Bronx by throwing a cooler at him, which prompted the department to suspend the officer and warn its rank-and-file of probable “unrest” on Thursday, according to police sources. The suspect was attempting to run from a cocaine arrest in the Bronx. According to the sources, a buy-and-bust operation was being conducted by the sergeant, who has been named by the NYPD as Erik Duran, on Aqueduct Avenue at West 190th Street in Kingsbridge Heights around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
At that time, the suspect, who has been identified as Eric Duprey, fled away. According to the sources, Duran is accused of throwing what seems to be a plastic cooler at the individual who was escaping, which caused the individual to lose control of his scooter, collide with a parked vehicle, and fall to the ground. Emergency medical services personnel at the scene of the collision determined that he had died as a result of injuries sustained to his body.
According to an official statement released by the New York City Police Department, “Early today, New York City Police Department Sergeant Erik Duran was suspended from duty without pay following a fatal incident in the Bronx on Wednesday afternoon involving a man attempting to flee from the police on a motorcycle,” the department stated. “The findings of the autopsy will be communicated to the family,” said the city’s medical examiner.
Officers were informed in an alert that was sent out internally to personnel in the department, and a copy of the notice was acquired by The Post. The alert stated that the event might provoke a significant reaction from the general public.