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Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021

Police investigate suicide incident of 33-year-old cop

Police is now investigating the suicide incident of a 33-year-old cop, who shot himself in the head in New Territories North Regional Police Headquarters this morning.
The police constable was found injured inside a washroom in the police station, with a gunshot wound to his head. A service pistol was found next to him, as well as a suicide note.

He was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital in unconscious state and was later certified dead

Initial investigation suggested that he committed suicide with his service revolver, police said. Post-mortem examinations will be conducted later to ascertain the cause of death of the late officer.

Investigation is underway by Regional Crime Unit of New Territories North.

Police expressed sorrow and regret over his death and extend sympathies to his family, adding they will offer assistance to his family members.

According earlier reports, sources said the constable remained at the station after his overnight shift, which ended around 8am today, without returning his pistol on time.

The veteran cop had joined the force for over 10 years and was attached to the Emergency Unit.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, or you know someone who is, help is available. Dial 2896 0000 for The Samaritans or 2382 0000 for Suicide Prevention Services.
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