Police officer found dead in apparent suicide in Okinawa
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Apr 05
A police officer was been found dead in a police station in Nago, Okinawa, on Wednesday, police said Thursday.
The man's coworkers reportedly heard a gunshot at about 12:45 p.m., TV Asahi reported. They found the 36-year-old officer, bleeding from the head with a firearm by his side. He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.
Police are treating the case as suicide, but so far have found no motive, TV Asahi reported. The officer was new at his post, having been assigned to the Nago police station on March 28.
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