Cop Kills Himself After Being Pulled Over

Sources say San Francisco officer was under investigation for sex with a minor
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2017 7:14 AM CST
A San Francisco police officer is seen wearing a body camera in this May 13, 2017 photo.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(Newser) – An off-duty San Francisco police officer killed himself moments after he was pulled over by Richmond police on Monday, according to police. Authorities say a Richmond police officer made a traffic stop around 1:30pm but heard a gunshot as he approached the black coupe in a shopping mall parking lot near a JC Penney, per KTVU and the East Bay Times. Unable to see inside the coupe due to "heavily tinted" windows, the officer called for back up and responding officers used a "shotgun-propelled beanbag to break the suspect's windshield," Lt. Felix Tan tells the San Francisco Chronicle. Tan says the man inside was "alone and deceased."

"It's still early on in the investigation, but the occupant of the vehicle committed suicide," Tan says, per the East Bay Times. Police are expected to officially identify the deceased officer on Tuesday, but sources have named him as Antonio Cacatian, a nine-year veteran of the force who sources tell KPIX was under investigation for sex with a minor. The station reports he was being investigated for sex with a minor in Las Vegas and says Nevada authorities had reached out to their Richmond counterparts for help. San Francisco police haven't confirmed much beyond saying the officer was the subject of an investigation "that involved multiple jurisdictions," reports the Chronicle.

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