Police: Driver fatally shoots self inside vehicle in Arlington

Arlington County police said a driver shot and killed himself inside a vehicle in Arlington Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the officer approached the car that was stopped on Washington Boulevard and 2nd Street S at around 3:30 p.m. The male driver produced a handgun and fired several shots inside his vehicle, causing him to suffer self-inflicted wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer did not fire his weapon and was not injured, according to police.

Traffic was shut down in the area for the police investigation. Police recommend avoiding the area and using alternate routes.