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Officer-Involved Shootings

Officer-Involved Shootings

The Officer-Involved Shootings topic page provides news about cops in deadly confrontations, as well as tactical tips and columnists’ perspective on how to handle such situations. Most police officers will go through an entire career without discharging their weapon in the commission of their job. But on a daily basis, every single officer thinks about being in a gunfight.
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Ga. officials investigating killing of armed, handcuffed man

Police arrested 29-year-old Charles Smith on outstanding warrants Thursday and placed him, handcuffed, in the back of a cruiser.

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Ga. officials probe killing of armed, handcuffed man

Police arrested 29-year-old Charles Smith on outstanding warrants Thursday and placed him, handcuffed, in the back of a cruiser - Full Story

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Manhunt for Pa. ambush suspect centers on dense woods

Manhunt for Pa. ambush suspect centers on dense woods

On day 7 of a manhunt for a survivalist suspected of killing a trooper, scores of police were trying to flush him out of dense woodland - Full Story

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Family files $75M claim in fatal LAPD shooting

Family files $75M claim in fatal LAPD shooting

Officers said they tried to speak with the suspect, but ended up in a struggle in which they shot him when he tried to grab an officer's gun - Full Story

In-depth News

Pa. trooper shot dead in ambush outside barracks

Pa. trooper shot dead in ambush outside barracks

Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against police.

- Full Story

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Ohio standoff ends in fatal shooting of suicidal man

37-year-old Christopher Mitchell came out of a residence with a .22-caliber gun to his head as officers formed a perimeter around the house.

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Video: Ohio standoff ends in fatal shooting of suicidal man

Video: Ohio standoff ends in fatal shooting of suicidal man

37-year-old Christopher Mitchell came out of a residence with a .22-caliber gun to his head as officers formed a perimeter - Full Story

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Pa. police chase tips about trooper ambush suspect

Pa. police chase tips about trooper ambush suspect

Suspect belonged to a military simulation unit whose members play the role of soldiers from Cold War-era eastern Europe - Full Story

Columns

3 critical ways physics impacts long range gunfights Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

3 critical ways physics impacts long range gunfights

These physical factors don’t have much influence on practical handgun shooting — they matter more with rifle distances of 100 yards and more, and they’re critical with really long-range targets - Full Story

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Ga. man gets 20 years for gun battle at school

Ga. man gets 20 years for gun battle at school

A gunman who was persuaded to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday - Full Story



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Officer-Involved Shootings Columnists

Observation on Demand Observation on Demand
with John Demand
Staying Oriented Staying Oriented
with Fred Leland