Montebello officer killed when weapon discharged in locker room

MONTEBELLO, Calif. (KABC) -- Montebello police are mourning the death of one of their officers.

The 41-year-old officer died Sunday morning from a gunshot wound in the police station's locker room.

It is believed he was alone at the time. Investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was an accident or a self-inflicted act.

The officer, a Downey resident, was married and was sworn in to the police department earlier this year in what was described as a second career.

The officer's name has not been released pending the notification of family.
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