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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 17, 2015

Calif. cop shoots naked suspect after gun struggle

Officer drew his gun and told the man to surrender, but he attacked the officer, and the officer dropped his weapon - Full Story
February 16, 2015
Shoplifter grabs Ill. cop's gun while attacking officers, opens fire

Shoplifter grabs Ill. cop's gun while attacking officers, opens fire

Man charged with attempted first-degree murder after he fired gun at police Saturday while cops were arresting him - Full Story
February 16, 2015
Prisoner shot by officer during transport at Texas airport

Prisoner shot by officer during transport at Texas airport

A prisoner trying to escape while being transported through Terminal C at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport was shot by the officer who was escorting him - Full Story
February 16, 2015
Ky. teen killed in police shootout, suspect in death of parents, sister

Ky. teen killed in police shootout, suspect in death of parents, sister

Jason Hendrix was suspected of killing his family execution-style last week before fleeing his small Southern town - Full Story
February 16, 2015

Authorities: Man killed, officer hurt in Wal-Mart shootout

What started as a pursuit turned into an exchange of gunfire after the man ran into a Wal-Mart and opened fire - Full Story
February 15, 2015
Hundreds protest fatal police shooting in Wash.

Hundreds protest fatal police shooting in Wash.

Coroner has decided to order an inquest, which would be open to the public, in hopes of calming "some of the fears and outrage of the community" - Full Story
February 14, 2015

$25M claim filed in Wash. police shooting, inquest planned

Franklin County Prosecutor said it was too early to speculate about what charges potentially could be brought against the three officers involved - Full Story
February 13, 2015
Colo. man killed in OIS may have sought suicide by cop, dad says

Colo. man killed in OIS may have sought suicide by cop, dad says

Brian Fritze died Tuesday following a pursuit after he was accused of beating an unidentified woman - Full Story
February 13, 2015

Va. trooper shot in blue-on-blue, 3 arrested

Trooper was shot in the foot Thursday by another trooper who fired at an attacking dog - Full Story
February 13, 2015

Mexico condemns deadly Wash. OIS as officials investigate

Police say man's threatening behavior led officers to open fire - Full Story



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