In announcing the finding, police said they are still evaluating evidence as part of their investigation. A police spokesman said earlier Tuesday that the investigation involves “many” aspects, including a search for any witnesses and a review of any video from surveillance cameras and Bomba’s body-worn camera.
In the news release, police said Bomba’s body-worn camera had not been activated.
Acting police chief Marcus Jones said Bomba, 38, a member of the force for 13 years, made a radio call reporting “disorderly subjects” on the roof of a parking garage near Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in Silver Spring about 8:50 a.m. Monday. There was no further communication from Bomba, police said. Within a few minutes, officers who arrived as backup found that Bomba had been shot, Jones said.
Jones said police found no weapons at the scene except for the officer’s gun.
Bomba, a married father of two who lived in Gaithersburg, was later pronounced dead at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Authorities declined to say where on his body he had been shot.
Jones said Tuesday that funeral arrangements had not yet been made.
“The outpouring of support from the community has been greatly appreciated during this trying time,” Montgomery police said in a statement.