Off-duty copy shoots self during road rage incident: Report

An off-duty police officer shot and wounded himself Sunday morning during what police called a road rage incident in San Marino, California, KTLA reported.

Few details were available from the incident, described by San Marino Police Sgt. Rob Cervantes in a written statement as a “traffic dispute.” According to Cervantes, the driver or a dark colored Mercedes attempted to speak with the driver of a blue Subaru who was “allegedly driving erratically.”

The Mercedes pulled alongside the Subaru, and the driver motioned the Subaru driver to roll down his window.

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“At some point during the contact, it is believed that the driver the Subaru suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to their torso,” Cervantes said.

The gunshot victim was being treated at a hospital for a non-life-threatening injury.

San Marino police did not confirm to KTLA that the Subaru driver was a police officer, but several sources told the station that he was an off-duty officer from the Alhambra Police Department, whose investigators responded to the scene. The Alhambra Police Department referred questions to San Marino.

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