ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Englewood Police Officer Adolfo Gutierrez, a CIT-NJ Center of Excellence Graduate and now CIT-NJ Instructor, rescued a 66-year-old city man who shot himself in his car in an apparent suicide attempt across from Englewood police headquarters.
Officer Adolfo Gutierrez was flagged down by a citizen who spotted the victim bleeding from the neck in his car Monday morning, Police Chief Lawrence Suffern stated.
“He was breathing and still had the gun in his hand,” Suffern said.
Gutierrez safely removed the .25-caliber weapon, then got the man out of the car and rendered first aid, the chief said.
“As of morning after, [the victim] was still at Hackensack University Medical Center,” Suffern said.
“All indicators point to the gunshot being self-inflicted,” he said. “But detectives are following up.”