FREDERICK, MD. - Police say a state trooper shot and killed himself Saturday on a street corner in downtown Frederick.
Sgt. Pride Rivers, a 20-year veteran who led the department's extradition unit, shot himself in the head around 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the corner of West South and South Bentz streets.
State police say that minutes before the shooting, the 43-year-old from Frederick tried to speak to his wife at her mother's home in the 100 block of South Bentz Street.
"It's our understanding his wife did not want to talk to him," said State Police spokesman Greg Shipley.
Rivers' wife then left her mother's home and walked to a group home at the corner of West South and South Bentz, Shipley said. When Rivers went to the door there, he was turned away by two attendants, Shipley said.