Tue. Jul 5th, 2022

An off-duty New York City correctional officer was caught firing a gun into the air in Hell’s Kitchen, police said Sunday.

Correction Officer Kadeem Luton, 30, allegedly opened fire on W. 46th St. and 11th Ave. about 10:50 pm Saturday, cops said. Nobody was struck.

Luton passed the gun to a pal, Joshua Kingsley, 29, who also let off some rounds, according to police.

A startled witness called 911.

Cops arrested both men for criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal use of a firearm and reckless endangerment. Their arraignments were pending in Manhattan Criminal Court Sunday.

Luton, an eight-year Correction Department veteran who works at the Anna M. Kross Center on Rikers Island, was suspended without pay after the arrest.

Correction Commissioner Louis Molina said Sunday he was “deeply troubled” by the arrest.

“The alleged actions of this officer are egregious and are in no way a reflection of the thousands of men and women who work in our jails,” he said in a statement.

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