PASADENA, Md. (WJZ) –Police say the off-duty Bladensburg police officer believed to have died from injuries sustained in a wrong-way crash on Route 100 actually committed suicide.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore has ruled the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the upper body and the manner of death as suicide.
Anne Arundel County police say it happened just after 9 a.m. Saturday on Route 100 and Catherine Avenue in Pasadena.
Officer Brian Johnson was traveling on the westbound side of the road in a marked police car when he swerved into the eastbound lane and struck another vehicle.
He was later pronounced dead.
The other driver was treated and released at the scene.
Johnson, a nine-year veteran of the Bladensburg Police Department, was off duty at the time of the crash.