Police officer found with gunshot wound at Yishun police post dies from injuries

Police officer found with gunshot wound at Yishun police post dies from injuries

Yishun North neighbourhood police centre
A Google Street View screengrab of the Yishun North Neighbourhood Police Centre.

SINGAPORE: A 28-year-old police sergeant was found with a gunshot wound to his head on Sunday (Jun 16), said the Singapore Police Force on Monday.

The incident happened at the Yishun North Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) at 31 Yishun Central.

The officer reported for duty at 7.30pm on Sunday and drew his service pistol from the armoury, police said in a press release.

"He was later found alone with a gunshot wound to his head at the rest area of the NPC at around 9.30pm with his service pistol beside him. He was conveyed unconscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and subsequently succumbed to his injury at 10.26pm."

Police have classified the case as unnatural death, and no foul play is suspected. The case is being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department.

"The police are assisting the family in their time of grief," police said.

In January this year, a 48-year-old Aetos auxiliary police officer was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head at Woodlands Checkpoint.

On Sep 9, 2018, a full-time police national serviceman died six days after he was found with a gunshot wound to his head at the Protective Security Command in Ulu Pandan.

In both instances, no foul play was suspected. 

Source: CNA/ic(hm)

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