A police officer who reportedly suffered from depression shot himself to death in his home early this week, police of Dong Thap Province said
The police said they are working to find out what caused Major Nguyen Van Thanh, 55, to commit suicide on Jun. 22, just a few months before his retirement.
According his family members, the officer returned home that evening smelling of alcohol. After a quarrel with them, he took out a revolver and shot himself in the head.
The family members said Thanh acted so quickly that they couldn't stop him.
The police said they are also finding out how the officer obtained the gun, which was not registered in their data.
According to the family, Maj. Thanh suffered from depression which got worse every time he drank alcohol.