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San Diego Prosecutor Commits Suicide In Front of Cop During a Traffic Stop

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A deputy district attorney in San Diego commit suicide in front of a cop at a traffic stop last night.Escondido police had received a report that prosecutor Christine Trevino, 51, was acting suicidal, according to the North County Times. A Carlsbad police spotted her and had her pull over around 6:30 pm last night just outside a shopping center in Oceanside. She shot herself right in front of the cop.

Police and the district attorney's office haven't yet offered any clues about why Trevino might have taken her own life. Trevino has been working for the San Diego County district attorney's office since 1990. Trevino had worked in several divisions over her two decades in the office, including narcotic, gangs, and child support. Most recently she was assigned to the North County Branch in Vista.

"It is with great sadness that the District Attorney's Office learned of the death of Deputy District Attorney Christine Trevino. Christine was a dedicated prosecutor and valued member of the DA family," District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said in the statement. "She will be missed by those of us who were her fortunate enough to be her colleagues for many years. Our hearts go out to Christine's family, friends and co-workers at what is a very difficult time for all of us."