Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots Self During ‘Road Rage’ Incident in San Marino

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Update: Officials released new details in this incident, including the two officers involved, on Monday. An updated story is here

An off-duty Alhambra police officer shot and wounded himself during what officials described as a "road rage incident" in San Marino on Sunday morning.

Police investigate the scene of a shooting in the area of Duarte Road and San Gabriel Boulevard in San Marino on Sept. 22, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Police investigate the scene of a shooting in the area of Duarte Road and San Gabriel Boulevard in San Marino on Sept. 22, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

The shooting took place about 8:40 a.m. amid a "traffic dispute" between two drivers that took place in the area of Duarte Road and San Gabriel Boulevard, San Marino Police Department Sgt. Rob Cervantes said in a written statement.

"The driver of a blue Subaru was allegedly driving erratically in the area," the statement said. "The second driver, in a dark colored Mercedes, pulled alongside the driver of the blue Subaru and attempted to contact the driver."

"The driver of the Mercedes motioned for the driver of the Subaru to roll down his window," according to Cervantes. "At some point during the contact, it is believed that the driver [of]  the Subaru suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to their torso."

Paramedics took the gunshot victim to a hospital, where he was being treated for an injury not considered to be life-threatening.

Police investigate the scene of a shooting in the area of Duarte Road and San Gabriel Boulevard in San Marino on Sept. 22, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Police investigate the scene of a shooting in the area of Duarte Road and San Gabriel Boulevard in San Marino on Sept. 22, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

No arrests had been made in connection with the incident Sunday afternoon, Cervantes said.

The wounded person was identified by several sources as an off-duty Alhambra Police Department officer. San Marino police declined to comment on the employment of the wounded driver.

Both San Marino police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials declined to comment on reports that the other driver involved in the road rage incident was an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy.

Sheriff's officials deferred comment to San Marino Police, who declined to provide information about the employment of the motorist.

No further details regarding the circumstances of the road rage incident and shooting were released.

San Marino Police Chief John Incontro declined to answer questions or discuss the incident Sunday. He promised to provide information on Monday morning.

Alhambra police investigators responded to the scene.

Alhambra police referred questions to the San Marino Police Department.

KTLA's Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.

A San Marino Police Department press release, issued on Sept. 22, 2019.

A San Marino Police Department press release, issued on Sept. 22, 2019.

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