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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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March 27, 2008

Balt. police fatally shoot man armed with knife

Richard Irwin Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE, Md. — A Northwest Baltimore man who lunged at police with... - Full Story
March 27, 2008

Philly scuffle leads to suspect being shot

By Dafney Tales Philadelphia Daily News PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A scuffle between two men ended with... - Full Story
March 26, 2008

Kan. officer shot; bullet deflected by mic

By Stan Finger Hurst Laviana and Tim Potter The Wichita EagleWICHITA — A police officer was struck... - Full Story
March 26, 2008

Chicago robbery suspect leaves his phone number

By Dan P. Blake Tribune reporter CHICAGO, Ill. — Robbers don't usually leave phone numbers behind,... - Full Story
March 23, 2008

CHP shoot at suspect who tried to run them down

By Leslie Griffy The San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE, Calif. — A driver looking to escape the dead-end... - Full Story
March 22, 2008

Pittsburgh officer shot in gunfight with suspect

The Pittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH - A man wounded in a shootout last night with two Pittsburgh police... - Full Story
March 21, 2008

Utah detective shoots drug runner

By Pat Reavy The Deseret Morning NewsSALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake police say a man who was shot and... - Full Story
March 21, 2008

Conn. officer fatally shot checking suspicious activity

The Associated Press Officer Down: Matthew MorelliNORWALK, Conn. — Police blocked off city streets... - Full Story
March 18, 2008

Fla. officer shot by drug suspect

By Adrian Uribarri and Stephen Hudak The Orlando SentinelMOUNT DORA, Fla. — A drug suspect was... - Full Story
March 17, 2008

Calif. police shoot robber with fake gun

By Henry K. Lee The San Francisco Chronicle Related: But what if it isn't really a gun? UNION CITY —... - Full Story

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