According to Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn, Miles Barber a Pittsfield police officer whose service weapon apparently was used in a shooting in his home is under criminal investigation and will step down by the end of the month.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that officer Miles Barber, who is an 18-year veteran of the force, had been placed on paid administrative leave after a July 18th incident at his home in which a female was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

The wound was believed to be self-inflicted. Barber was off-duty at the time of the incident. He called in the shooting saying he had come home and found the female shot. Chief Wynn said the department believed that the .40-caliber Glock pistol belonged to the department and was issued to Barber.

That was later confirmed. Wynn said yesterday that the department conducted an administrative investigation into the incident and that a separate criminal investigation is being conducted by the state police.