- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - A Guam Police Department detective and detention officer will be on administrative leave as officials investigate a suspect who killed himself after he was taken to the precinct.

Administrative leave doesn’t reflect a finding of wrongdoing and the investigation into the suicide continues, said GPD spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia.

Police say murder suspect Dumitru Lobanov shot himself after he was arrested Monday night, the Guam Pacific Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1JcuUtY). They say while he was being led to a fingerprint machine Lobanov grabbed the officer’s gun from its holster and pointed the gun at a detective.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola said Wednesday that Lobanov shot himself in the right temple.

The department is reviewing its policies in the wake of the shooting. Chief Fred Bordallo said he is exploring the possibility of getting closed-circuit television cameras for the precint. There are no cameras inside the facility at this time.

Lobanov, who was arrested in connection with the death of his wife Irena Vaag, was a logistics officer on the U.S.S. Frank Cable.

Police are still working with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

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