SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJZ) — Officials have ruled Montgomery County Police Officer Thomas Bomba’s death the result of a self-inflicted injury.

Bomba was found shot on the top level of a parking garage at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in Silver Spring Monday. He later died from his injuries at an area hospital.

The Montgomery County Police Department said the first officer arrived within three to four minutes, but by then, the 38-year-old officer was down, suffering from a gunshot wound.

The D.C. medical examiner’s office deemed Bomba’s shooting to be self-inflicted.

Officer Bomba was wearing his body-worn camera, but it had not been activated, officials said.

Immediately after revealing the officer had died, Acting Police Chief Marcus Jones asked the public to pray for his family.

“Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers in the days to come,” Jones said.

Bomba leaves behind a wife and two children. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

Ava-joye Burnett

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