Opp Dentist Kills Self During Traffic Stop in Fla. Panhandle

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a south Alabama dentist shot and killed himself during a traffic stop in the Florida Panhandle.

Doctor John Warren Junior of Opp died at the scene.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office said its investigating the self-inflicted shooting on U.S. 231 North Monday afternoon.

Sheriff's Investigator Jeremy Mathis said Warren was pulled over for a traffic violation when he pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head.

The officer was not injured.

Police don't know why Warren took his own life.

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