A 29-year-old Chiba prefectural police officer apparently committed suicide on Tuesday by shooting himself with his own handgun.
Yasushi Yamada, who worked at Funabashi police station, was found dead at a vacant house at around 8 a.m. Tuesday, Fuji TV reported. He was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head and his handgun was still in his right hand, police said.
According to police, Yamada disappeared while he was on duty with another officer at a nearby koban on Monday night.
A Funabashi police spokesman said there was nothing unusual about Yamada's work behavior and that he left no suicide note.© Japan Today