Montebello Officer Dies After Being Shot With His Own Gun at Police Headquarters

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A Montebello police officer who had been on the force less than a year died of a gunshot wound Sunday after discharging his weapon inside police headquarters, authorities said.

Montebello police released this photo of Officer Kenneth Utsinger.
Montebello police released this photo of Officer Kenneth Utsinger.

Officer Kenneth Utsinger , 41, was pronounced dead at the police station at 1600 W. Beverly Blvd. at 5:24 a.m. Sunday, according to Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

While the call for assistance came in as a suicide, an autopsy is still pending for Utsinger, who lived in Downey, according to the coroner’s office.

A source familiar with the investigation but not authorized to discuss it said Utsinger’s body was found inside the police station’s locker room.

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