A 65-year-old Abingdon man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound along Route 40 in Edgewood Friday night, police said.
The man was found on the ground near his vehicle in a small park on the 3000 block of Pulaski Highway at approximately 11 p.m. He was discovered by a Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was conducting a routine patrol check of the park, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Edward Hopkins.
The man was a member of the Maryland Capitol Police, a division of the state’s Department of General Services which is responsible for the protection of more than 40 state buildings, 16 garages and 10 surface parking lots, according to the department’s website. He was dressed in his service uniform when he was found, Hopkins said.
Investigators were able to determine the reason for the man’s actions, and determined his death was not suspicious in nature, Hopkins said. He declined to identify the man or provide additional details of his death.