Motorcycle Rider Killed After NYPD Sergeant Threw A Cooler At His Head

Photo: william87 (Getty Images)
Photo: william87 (Getty Images)

On Wednesday, 30-year-old Eric Duprey was killed in a motorcycle crash in the Bronx. Surveillance camera footage shows Duprey riding on the sidewalk toward a group of men. One of the men picked up a cooler and hurled it at Duprey’s head. He then lost control of the bike and fell towards a tree. Duprey and the bike came to rest against the front bumper of a parked Jeep Cherokee.

Duprey was pronounced dead just minutes later. The man who threw the cooler was Erik Duran, a New York Police Department sergeant dressed in plain clothes. An eyewitness told the New York Daily News, “[Duprey] was on the bike, moving north when the cops started chasing him. Then he took a U-turn and was riding on the sidewalk. ... The cop then took my cooler, which was filled with soda cans, water bottles, and hit him.”


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