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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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March 17, 2008

N.J. officer fights naked suspect, shot in head

By Robert Moran and Peter Mucha The Philadelphia Inquirer CAMDEN, N.J. — A confrontation this morning... - Full Story
March 17, 2008

Balt. man with body armor fires at police

By Julie Scharper Baltimore Sun reporter BALTIMORE, Md. — A man wearing body armor shot two police... - Full Story
March 15, 2008

Minn. police shoot boy with fake gun

By Mara H. Gottfried Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minneapolis police shot and wounded 15-year-old... - Full Story
March 14, 2008

N.Y. officer shoots knife-wielding suspect

By Andrew Stickler NewsdayNASSAU, N.Y. — A Nassau police officer yesterday shot to death a knife-wielding... - Full Story
March 14, 2008

Ariz. officer shoots armed suspect

The Associated PressPHOENIX — A suspect in a "beer run" was shot minutes later after... - Full Story
March 14, 2008

Wis. officer cleared in fatal shooting

The Associated PressSHELL LAKE, Wis. — A special prosecutor has found a fatal shooting by a Spooner... - Full Story
March 14, 2008

N.Y. cop fatally shoots knife-wielding man

By Andrew Strickler Newsday NASSAU, N.Y. — A Nassau police officer yesterday shot to death a knife-wielding... - Full Story
March 14, 2008

N.M. sgt. in critical condition; shooter sought

The Associated Press RUIDOSO DOWNS, N.M. — A Lincoln County sheriff's deputy was in critical condition... - Full Story
March 13, 2008

Tex. police fatally shoot armed domestic suspect

By Kevin Moran The Houston chronicleJERSEY VILLAGE, Tex. — Jersey Village police officers fatally... - Full Story
March 11, 2008

Pa. man awarded $28M in son's shooting death

By Joe Mandak Associated Press PITTSBURGH - A federal jury on Tuesday awarded $28 million to the father... - Full Story

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