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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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February 28, 2015

Autopsy: Teen who attempted to run over Denver police shot 4 times

In a report released Friday, the Denver medical examiner's office said Jessica Hernandez also had marijuana and a small amount of alcohol in her system - Full Story
February 27, 2015

Lawyer claims 2nd autopsy in Wash. OIS contradicts officials

Question of whether or not suspect was shot in the back is at the center of two conflicting autopsy reports - Full Story
February 26, 2015
Official: Man killed in Wash. OIS wasn't shot in back

Official: Man killed in Wash. OIS wasn't shot in back

Three officers fired 17 shots at an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state, and five or six of the bullets hit him - Full Story
February 26, 2015

Ore. escapee shoots at cop, kills self

Former gang member who had escaped from a halfway house opened fire on a police officer before killing himself - Full Story
February 25, 2015

Ga. cop cleared in shooting of handcuffed man

Grand jury concluded Wednesday that the suspect was armed with a handgun that police missed while patting him down - Full Story
February 25, 2015
Community revamps home for Calif. cop shot in head

Community revamps home for Calif. cop shot in head

As Officer Gabriel Garcia continues his rehabilitation, many have come together to make home modifications so he'll have an easier recovery - Full Story
February 24, 2015
Video: Man charges at Md. cop before getting shot

Video: Man charges at Md. cop before getting shot

Deputy commissioner called the actions of the suspect "very unusual" and "very menacing and threatening" - Full Story
February 24, 2015

Video: 'Targeted' Minn. cop thanks fellow officers amid investigation

Detectives are questioning Andrew J. Neal in connection with the shooting of Officer Jordan Davis - Full Story
February 24, 2015

No charges for LAPD cops who fatally shot man on live TV

The shooting followed a nearly hour-long nighttime pursuit for alleged reckless driving that ended when the Corvette hit a car in an intersection - Full Story
February 23, 2015

3 Texas SWAT officers shot serving warrant

Two have been released from the hospital after being shot Thursday during a raid on a suspected drug house - Full Story



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