A 53-year-old male police officer shot himself in a restroom at the Denenchofu police station in Tokyo’s Ota Ward on Sunday night.
At around 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, the officer from the community affairs department was found bleeding from a bullet wound to his mouth in a 5th floor restroom, Sankei Shimbun reported. He was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead.
Police believe that he shot himself as his pistol was found beside his body.
There was a similar case at the Denenchofu police station last October in which a 29-year-old police officer, also attached to the community affairs department, shot himself to death in the same restroom.© Japan Today