MATAWAN, NJ — A Roselle Park Police officer shot himself in the head after being involved in a crash in Matawan Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

While authorities were investigating the crash, the officer removed a gun and fired one shot killing himself on scene, Roselle Park Police Chief Daniel J. McCaffery said. 

“We are grieving as a department for the loss of our officer,” McCaffery said.

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The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating, authorities said.

The name of the officer is being withheld at this time. We will update this story as more information becomes available.