Bladensburg police officer kills self

PASADENA, Md. -  

The Bladensburg police officer who died on Route 100 in Pasadena Saturday morning, killed himself police say.

Officer Brian Johnson, a nine-year veteran of the Bladensburg Police Department, was driving east on Route 100 when his police cruiser crossed the median and hit a car traveling westbound.

An autopsy determined that Johnson shot himself in the upper body and died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the other car was treated and released at the scene. 

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