Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Montgomery County officer shooting was self-inflicted, coroner rules

An already-tragic story took a sadder turn Tuesday, as the Chief Medical Examiner of Washington, D.C. declared the gunshot wound that caused the death of Montgomery County police officer Thomas J. Bomba was self-inflicted. Bomba was found wounded on the rooftop of a downtown Silver Spring garage Monday morning by colleagues, who were responding as backup to Bomba's earlier report of disorderly conduct he said was investigating in that garage.

Bomba's body camera was not activated during the shooting, police said. They did not indicate if the camera was active at any point prior to the shooting incident Monday morning. However, the police department announced it will conduct an "exhaustive investigation" of Bomba's death. No memorial service details have been announced as of this writing.

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