A police recruit in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, is in a coma after he apparently attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head at a police koban, authorities said Monday.
Police say the 19-year-old man graduated from police training academy last month and was assigned to Minami-Nagareyama Ekimae koban, where the incident took place on Sunday afternoon at around 1:15, TBS reported. Aside from the officer in question, the only other people present at the time of the incident are believed to have been a 30-year-old police sergeant and a counselor who discovered the man.
The two men testified that the officer told them he was going to the second floor to retrieve some forms. Seconds later, a gunshot was heard. The counselor went upstairs and found the man bleeding from a gunshot wound to his head, TBS reported.
Police are currently investigating the circumstances that led up to the incident.© Japan Today