Death of Montgomery County police officer ruled a result of self-inflicted injury: medical examiner's office

Courtesy: Takoma Park Police

The death of a Montgomery County police officer found dead in Silver Spring Monday has been ruled a result of a self-inflicted injury, according to the medical examiner's office. 

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Police say Officer Thomas Bomba, 38, of the MCPD's Third District was on routine patrol when he radioed to a dispatcher that he had been flagged down by a person who reported disorderly subjects in a parking garage located on the corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring at around 8:49 a.m. 

When an officer arrived at the scene to assist Bomba, they located him on the top level of the garage suffering from a gunshot wound. As additional officers arrived, they attempted life-saving measures on Bomba. He was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in D.C. where he was pronounced dead, according to police. 

Bomba was wearing a body-worn camera at the time of the shooting, but it had not been activated, according to police. 

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Police told FOX 5 they remain in contact with Bomba’s family. He left behind a wife and two children. Police say they have asked the media to give the family time to grieve in private.  

An investigation is ongoing.