The 42-year-old U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement deportation officer shot himself with a 40 caliber service pistol inside Pier 40 in Hudson River Park at around 11 am.
A source at the scene described how the officer calmly walked into the park, took out his pistol and shot himself in the head.
He was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital but doctors were unable to save him, according to New York Daily News.
ICE released a statement Friday afternoon: 'Tragically, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officer from the New York field office suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and has passed away.'
It added: 'The agency is not releasing further details pending notification of the officer's next of kin.
'ICE's Office of Professional Responsibility is reviewing the matter and coordinating with the New York Police Department on the investigation.'
The agent worked at a field office in lower Manhattan, just blocks away from the scene of the shooting.
ICE federal agent, 42, fatally shoots himself at Chelsea's Hudson River Park just blocks away from his downtown offices
The U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement deportation officer shot himself with a 40 caliber service pistol Friday
He was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital but doctors were unable to save him
Agent worked in lower Manhattan just blocks scene of the shooting
Identity not yet been released while next of kin are notified
By ALEXANDRA GENOVA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 12:35 EST, 8 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:41 EST, 8 May 2016