Two off-duty police officers were involved in a bizarre incident Sunday in San Marino, California, that left one of them with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The incident began when a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy spotted a blue Subaru he felt was driving erratically, the Los Angeles Times reported, quoting the San Marino Police. Unaware the Subaru was driven by an off-duty Alhambra Police officer, the deputy pulled alongside the Subaru and signaled the driver to roll down his window, intending to ask him to slow down.
The officer slowed down to allow the deputy’s Mercedes to pass. He later told investigators he thought the driver was driving aggressively and speeding. Also unaware the other driver was a fellow police officer, the Subaru driver drew his service weapon while inside his vehicle and accidentally shot himself in the process.
He was hospitalized in stable condition.
San Marino police said no charges have been filed and have backed off calling the incident “road rage,” as they did initially.