I’m not sure what to make of this story. Cop wrecks his car, then gets a gun and offs himself. Did he lose it at the thoughts of being fired from his job as a Top.Man. because he was DUI? Was there a hooker’s body in the trunk with 100 pounds of heroin? Insurance deductible too high? Guilt from shooting too many dogs? Total mental break down or demon possession? Whatever was tormenting him I hope he found peace.
MATAWAN — An off-duty Roselle police officer fatally shot himself Sunday after crashing his car on Broad Street in Matawan, according to Christopher Swendeman, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
The man, whose name was not released, is a 39-year-old Aberdeen resident, Swendeman said.
He appeared to have lost control of his car about 12 p.m. near 208 Broad St., struck two parked cars and then partially rolled his vehicle, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.
Police investigate a car crash in Matawan that happened Sunday. (Photo: Courtesy of Judi Stevenson-Garcia)
“As first responders left the vehicle to get equipment to help with the extraction, the driver located a firearm and fatally shot himself in the head,” Swendeman said in an email to the Press.
No further information was immediately available.