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.
“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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