BREAKING: Suicide On Brighton Beach, Near Brighton 14th Street

A 30-year-old man appears to have taken his own life on the sands of Brighton Beach this morning, having shot himself in the head.

According to police, who arrived on the scene shortly after 9:00 a.m., the victim was a white male who died of a single gunshot wound to the head in an “apparent suicide.” The medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death.

The victim was declared dead when police arrived on the beach at Brighton 14th Street.

Todd Maisel, a Daily News photographer, got to the scene around the same time as police. On Twitter, Maisel wrote that it appeared he had burned papers before shooting himself with a handgun. Police could not confirm either of those details to Sheepshead Bites.


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