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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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In post-shooting investigations, NYPD confirm slain teen claimed he had a gun

"[The] officers fired at someone they reasonably believed was about to use deadly physical force." BY... - Full Story


2 Philly officers shot serving warrant

"We buried a cop . . . less than a week ago. And tonight we have two officers shot. . . . I think I can... - Full Story


New Orleans officer dies 4 weeks after home invasion shooting

Gunmen sought in fatal shooting at detective's eastern N.O. home Saturday, November 10, 2007 By Brendan... - Full Story


After fight, Colo. officer critically shoots suspect

By Tillie Fong Rocky Mountain News DENVER, Colo. — A Denver police officer was injured and a suspect... - Full Story


NY teen with hairbrush, thought to be a gun, fatally shot by police

The Associated Press Related: But what if it isn’t really a gun? NEW YORK -- A teenager in a dispute... - Full Story


Philly police are fired upon again

By Jan Hefler Inquirer Staff Writer Read P1 News Report PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — For at least the fourth time... - Full Story


20-year-old N.J. cop candidate fatally shot

By Russell Ben-Ali The Star-Ledger NEWARK, N.J. — A 20-year-old Newark police candidate died late Friday... - Full Story


Police slaying suspect back in Philly

The Associated Press Read full news report PHILADELPHIA — A man accused of killing a police officer during... - Full Story


Minn. officer shot in face, suffers minor wounds

Officer Matt Hendrickson was responding to a call of a man with a gun when the suspect fired a shot in... - Full Story


Ill. teen fatally shot after pointing gun at police

By Jeremy Gorner Tribune staff reporter HARVEY, Ill. — A Harvey police officer Wednesday night shot and... - Full Story

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