Officers' fatal shootings rare but haunting

That moment of confrontation is extraordinarily rare, but when it does come, the emotional toll can last a lifetime

Chattanooga Times Free Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Police Lt. Tyrone Collington yelled to the masked bank robber to drop his gun and loosen his grip on the teller's neck. "It's not worth it, man. Let the girl go," he shouted.

In an instant, as television cameras rolled, the robber slipped on a patch of ice, the hostage broke free, the robber raised his gun and Collington fired.

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