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Questioning in hit-run crash leads to L.A. officer's suicide

A veteran Los Angeles police officer committed suicide after being questioned about a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a woman and her 10-month-old daughter, a police spokeswoman said Saturday.

Officer Bryce "Ray" Wicks, 54, committed suicide Friday at his home after being questioned about the incident, which happened Thursday evening. The hit-and-run left Juanita Mercado, 23, with a broken arm and collarbone and her daughter in need of plastic surgery, said LAPD spokeswoman Officer Helen Lloyd.Wicks, a 28-year veteran of the LAPD, was a fingerprint expert.