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San Diego cop accused of hit-and-run DUI apparently kills himself

August 1, 2011 |  2:48 pm

San Diego cop accused of DUI, hit-and-run apparently kills himself

A San Diego police officer facing charges of alleged hit-and-run and driving under the influence was found dead in his backyard, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

The officer, David C. Hall, a 14-year veteran of the department, was found slumped against the rear wall of his home in the Clairemont Mesa neighborhood of San Diego, police said. His wife called police shortly after the incident at 10 a.m.

Hall, 41, a motorcycle officer, was off duty in February when he allegedly struck another car on a freeway onramp and fled the scene. A female passenger was injured in the incident.

Hall was on paid administrative duty pending the outcome of the court proceedings.

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-- Richard Marosi in San Diego

Photo credit: Fox 5

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