Updated at 4:01 p.m.
MATAWAN, NJ — An off-duty 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, Officer Edward Nortrup 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.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating, authorities said.