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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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Wash. trooper fatally shoots attacker after TASER has no effect

The Associated Press FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — The Federal Way police department is investigating the... - Full Story


Man fatally shot after stealing Calif. county cruiser

By Tanya Mannes Union Tribune Staff WriterLOS ANGELES, Calif. — A man driving a stolen sheriff's... - Full Story


Ga. robbery suspect wounded at mall

By The Associated PressDECATUR, Ga. — A robbery suspect was shot and wounded by police in the parking... - Full Story


D.C. officer shoots suspect after he shows gun

Elissa Silverman Washington PostWASHINGTON D.C. — A man was shot and wounded by D.C. police in... - Full Story


Confrontation leads to Maine man being shot

The Associated PressGARDINER, Maine—A 28-year-old man was fatally shot following an armed confrontation... - Full Story


N.C. officers fatally shoot driver who fled

Suspect's vehicle and patrol car collide during pursuit By Kathryn Thier The Charlotte Observer MOORESVILLE,... - Full Story


Calif. officer fatally shot checking suspicious vehicle

By Time Sheehan and Erik Lacayo The Fresno Bee Officer Down: Detective Kent Haws IVANHOE, Calif. — A... - Full Story


Texas man fatally shot after refusing to drop knife

The Associated Press MERCEDES, Texas — An unemployed truck driver accused of fatally stabbing his wife... - Full Story


Okla. woman fatally shot after firing at officers during standoff

The Associated Press YUKON, Okla. — A woman was shot and killed by Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers at... - Full Story


N.C. pursuit leads to shots fired

Kathryn Thier The Charlotte Observer MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Officers shot and killed a man following a vehicle... - Full Story

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