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Officers from Hagatna Precinct put on admin leave

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The investigation into Monday night shooting suicide inside the Hagatna Precinct continues. The two officers who were in the Processing Room when murder suspect of 35-year-old Dumitru Lobanov shot himself in the head have been placed on administrative leave.

Monday night minutes after Lobanov was taken into the Hagatna Precinct he managed to grab a female Guam Police Department detention officer's gun from her holster and shot himself. GPD contends that it was a hostage situation, that Lobanov held the female officer close to him, and that while the detective pulled out his gun and told him to put it down, Lobanov shot himself. 

Lobanov was the main suspect in the murder of his wife, Irena Vaag. He was accused of shooting her in the face in their Agat home in early-April.

Lobanov was assigned to the USS Frank Cable and reported for duty in Guam last June.

There's no further information other than GPD is reviewing their policies, and working with the Naval Criminal Investigative Services on the case. Additionally Police Chief Fred Bordallo met with the commander of the Frank Cable. Questions still remain like whether the GPD detention officer properly secured her firearm holster.

Also noteworthy is that GPD has confirmed that there are no cameras at the Hagatna Precinct.

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