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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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Gunman fatally shot after wounding Colo. officer

“This incident serves as a good reminder of three important survival points,” says P1 Senior Contributor... - Full Story


NYPD officer fatally shot; fiance questioned

Newsday BAY SHORE, N.Y. — A New York City police officer was found shot to death early yesterday in the... - Full Story


Gun range accident: Ind. officer fatally shoots fellow officer

By Tom Wyatt Post-Tribune GARY, Ind. — A Gary auxiliary police officer was killed Saturday afternoon... - Full Story


Fla. police shoot felon who tried to run them over

The Orlando Sentinel EATONVILLE, Fla. — A convicted felon was shot by Eatonville police and arrested... - Full Story


NYPD fatally shoots gunman who wouldn't drop weapon

By Andrew Strickler and Erik German Newsday NEW YORK — A city police officer fatally shot a man in Washington... - Full Story


Mich. man fatally shot after running down police officer

By Gina Damron The Detroit Free Press Read P1 News Report: Calif. car thief shot after trying to run... - Full Story


Teen points gun at Chicago officer; suspect fatally shot

Chicago Sun-Times CHICAGO, Ill. — A Chicago Police officer fatally shot a 15-year-old male Thursday night... - Full Story


Texas officer wounded in gunbattle

The Waco Tribune-Herald WACO, Texas — A Waco police officer and a local resident were shot after exchanging... - Full Story


Calif. officer sprayed with chemical shoots at driver

By Mark Gomez Mercury News SANTA CLARA, Calif — A Santa Clara police officer who was sprayed in the face... - Full Story

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Calif. car thief shot after trying to run over police

Calif. car thief shot after trying to run over police

MANTECA, Calif. — Police shot and wounded a car thief Tuesday after the suspect evaded police and tried to run over an officer.

"The driver of the stolen car drove directly where the officer was standing," said a police spokesman. "The officer backpedaled, firing several rounds, hitting the car and hitting the driver in one of his hands."

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