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San Francisco officer of criminal probe kills himself

SAN FRANCISCO – A man was killed after being pulled over by the police in the San Francisco Bay Area, was identified Tuesday as a police officer that was the subject of a criminal investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies, authorities said Tuesday.

Antonio Cacatian, 49, shot himself Monday afternoon after San Francisco police requested help to arrest him. The police in the nearby city of Richmond had pulled him over in a mall parking lot and officers retreated to their cars when she heard a shot, Lt. Felix Tan said.

Tan said the windows of Cacatian vehicle were tinted and the officers could not see inside. They used a gun that fires bean bags to break a window and discovered Cacatian inside the body.

San Francisco police spokeswoman Giselle Linane declined to provide more details about the criminal investigation in Cacatian.

He was a 9-year veteran of the San Francisco police department, ” she said.

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