The Latest: California officer was target of child sex probe
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco officer who committed suicide (all times local):
A San Francisco police officer who killed himself was under investigation for child sexual abuse.
Forty-nine-year-old Antonio Cacatian shot himself Monday after he was pulled over by a police officer in the Bay Area city of Richmond, where he lived.
Police in Las Vegas tell the San Francisco Chronicle that Cacatian was under investigation in Las Vegas over allegations that he molested a child under the age of 14 in 2014.
Spokeswoman Laura Meltzer says Cacatian knew the victim.
Cacatian was a nine-year veteran of the San Francisco force.
Authorities have identified a Northern California officer who killed himself after police pulled him over.
Richmond Police said Tuesday that 49-year-old Antonio Cacatian shot himself Monday afternoon after San Francisco police requested help arresting him.
San Francisco police spokeswoman Giselle Linane says Cacatian was the subject of a criminal investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies. Linane declined to discuss the investigation further.
Linane said Cacatian was a 9-year veteran of the department.
Richmond police said the officer fatally shot himself inside his car after officers after a police pursuit.
Authorities say a motorist who shot and killed himself after being pulled over was a San Francisco police officer.
Officials say the suicide occurred Monday following a police pursuit in the city of Richmond across the bay from San Francisco.
Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan says the man pulled into a mall parking lot and fatally shot himself while still inside his car.
Officials tell the San Francisco Chronicle that the deceased officer was the subject of an investigation “that involved multiple jurisdictions,” but did not give specifics.
The man wasn’t immediately identified but police said he was a nine-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department.