Richmond police: Suspect fatally shoots self during traffic stop


A suspect fatally shot himself during a police traffic stop in the parking lot at The Shops at Hilltop Monday afternoon, police said.

The incident occurred about 1:50 p.m. in the Walmart lot, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said.

The man immediately shot himself after police pulled him over, Tan said.

After the suicide, non-lethal lethal bean bag rounds were fired by officers to make a safe entrance into the vehicle, which was hard to see into because the windows were tinted, Tan said. The occupant of vehicle was under criminal investigation by the San Francisco Police Department and other law enforcement jurisdictions.

According to San Francisco police, he was also a nine-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department.