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San Diego Police Officer Commits Suicide After Being Charged with Hit-And-Run

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A San Diego police officer who was being charged with a DUI hit-and-run has apparently taken his own life, reports NBC San Diego.

Police discovered Christopher Hall slumped against a wall behind his house after receiving a call from his wife at around 10 a.m. this morning. He had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

L.A. Now reports that Hall's charges sprang from an incident in February in which he hit another car while pulling onto a freeway and then fled the scene, injuring a female passenger in the other vehicle.

NBC notes that the San Diego police department had provided Hall with help for what they knew was a stressful and difficult time, including a mental health professional.