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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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Mass. police shoot suspect in arm during chase

Boston Globe ATTLEBORO, Mass. — An Attleboro police officer shot a man in the arm early this morning... - Full Story


Man shoots at Utah officers; suspect fatally shot

By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The man who was shot and killed by police... - Full Story


Calif. deputy shot while serving warrant; suspect arrested

By Brian Day The Whittier Daily News MONTEBELLO, Calif. — A sheriff's SWAT team deputy was shot Wednesday... - Full Story


Philadelphia officer succumbs to gunshot wounds received 40 years earlier

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia policeman shot while on duty four decades ago died... - Full Story


Fla. deputy shot in head showing signs of improving health

By Andrew Tran and Ihosvani Rodriguez The Sun-Sentinel Related: Man who shot Fla. deputy practiced headshots... - Full Story


Chicago officer fatally shoots fleeing suspect

By Dan P. Blake Chicago Tribune Related: The angry specter of "shot in the back" rises once again CHICAGO... - Full Story


Suicidal Md. man fatally shot by police

By Gus G. Sentementes The Baltimore Sun PARKVILLE, Md. — Baltimore County police said that officers fatally... - Full Story


Ga. police fatally shoot raging driver

Suspect tried to run down officers with car By Adam Crisp Savannah Morning News SAVANNAH, Ga. — Details... - Full Story


Mo. officer kills man following shootout

By Leah Thorsen ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH MARYVILLE, Mo. — A Maryville police officer on Friday shot and... - Full Story


44 percent increase in fatal police shootings reported for 2007

44 percent increase in fatal police shootings across the country called "alarming." By MITCH STACY Associated... - Full Story

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