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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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October 21, 2014
DEA agent shot during raid of PCP manufacturer

DEA agent shot during raid of PCP manufacturer

An agent from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency was shot in the elbow Monday morning as he and other agents were serving a search warrant - Full Story
October 21, 2014

Manhunt underway after officer shot in Texas

Officer had made a traffic stop on a car when another person passed by and fired several gunshots - Full Story
October 21, 2014
Schools close after another sighting of Pa. ambush suspect

Schools close after another sighting of Pa. ambush suspect

A northeastern Pennsylvania school district closed its schools Tuesday after at least two reported sightings of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush - Full Story
October 20, 2014

Man in shooting spree sought suicide, says officers are 'bad shots'

Man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers told detectives he wanted to be killed and was disappointed in their marksmanship - Full Story
October 20, 2014
Search shifts after possible sighting of Pa. ambush suspect

Search shifts after possible sighting of Pa. ambush suspect

A woman out for a walk Friday night saw a rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face believed to be suspected cop killer Eric Frein - Full Story
October 19, 2014

Suspect in shooting spree against Wash. police jailed

43-year-old Granite Falls man accused of shooting at police stations and other targets in three towns is now in jail - Full Story
October 19, 2014

Police: Another sighting of Pa. ambush suspect reported

A rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face who was spotted in the Pocono Mountains is believed to be the suspect who has spent more than five weeks on the run - Full Story
October 18, 2014
Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

Told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun - Full Story
October 17, 2014

Lawyer: Bank robbery hostage begged for her life

Calif. woman taken hostage during a bank robbery and killed by police in an ensuing shootout begged for her life as she was dragged away by kidnappers - Full Story
October 17, 2014

Conn. police stymied finding ID of man in stabbing rampage

Man slashed two passengers in a box-cutter rampage aboard a tour bus on Interstate 95 before he was fatally shot - Full Story



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