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San Francisco Police officer investigated for sex with a minor commits suicide in mall parking lot

December 21, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
San Francisco Police officer investigated for sex with a minor commits suicide in mall parking lot

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A police officer in San Francisco who committed suicide after he was pulled over by authorities in a neighboring city was under investigation for the sexual abuse of a child in Las Vegas.

On Monday, 49-year-old Antonio Cacatian shot himself after San Francisco police asked for assistance with arresting him. Authorities in the nearby city of Richmond, where Cacatian resided, stopped him in a shopping mall parking lot and officers retreated to their cars after they heard a gun go offer, according to Lieutenant Felix Tan.

Tan said that the windows of Cacatian’s car were tinted and police on the scene could not see inside. One of the officers at the scene used a gun that fires bean bags to smash the window and window, and they found Cacatian’s body inside.

Cacatian was being investigated on accusations that he committed sexual acts with a child under the age of 14-years-old in 2014, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Officials said the police officer apparently knew the victim.

Investigators hadn’t obtained a warrant for his arrest but informed San Francisco police about the case last week.

The man was a 9-year veteran of San Francisco’s police force.

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