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A Maryland police officer who was found dead inside a garage Monday, fatally shot himself, authorities said Tuesday.
Montgomery County Police Chief Mark Jones at first said that the death of Officer Thomas Bomba, 38, was being investigated as a homicide. However, the authorities said in a statement on Tuesday that Bomba had committed suicide.
The Montgomery County Police Department said the incident happened at about 9 a.m. on Monday in the city of Silver Spring, maryland, after the officer had been investigating a “disorderly subject.” There was nothing heard of him after his call for help.
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Dozens of officers responded to the Bomba’s, and call for back-up, where she found him wounded on the garage to the top floor. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.
Police officers swarm of Silver Spring, maryland, parking garage where Bomba has been found.
The Montgomery County police in tactical gear leave the garage, where the Bomba was found on Monday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
“Officer, Bomba was a very dedicated officer, who was working in the city centre of Silver Spring, maryland,” Jones said on Monday. “We are usually in the know about the many different types of crimes that are taking place in the city, and the district of Bomba’s always been an active participant on the tank, and do not address many of the concerns that have been taking place in the heart of Silver Spring, maryland.”
THE MARYLAND POLICE OFFICER IS SHOT AND KILLED IN A MONTGOMERY COUNTY PARKING GARAGE
A number of roads in the area were closed to traffic and students from a number of students have been taken on Monday when it was believed to Bomba’s killer is on the loose, Fox 5 reported.
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Bomba is survivied by a wife and two children. He had been on the force for 13 years.
Fox News, Travis Fedschun, Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.