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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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Use of warning shot at Tenn. courthouse questioned

By Don Jacobs and Ron Clayton The Knoxville News-Sentinel MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. — When secretary Michelle... - Full Story


NYPD plainclothes officer shoots fleeing gunman

The Associated Press NEW YORK — An officer shot a man who ran after he was spotted carrying a gun, marking... - Full Story


Suspect opens fire at Penn. police in motel shootout

By Brock Parker The York Dispatch CONEWAGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person was killed in a shootout with... - Full Story


Northern Calif. officer fatally shoots murder suspect

By Henry K. Lee The San Francisco Chronicle OAKLAND, Calif. — An Oakland police officer shot and killed... - Full Story


Ill. officer shoots at suspect trying to run him down

The Chicago Tribune MAYWOOD, Ill. — A Maywood police sergeant shot and wounded a person who allegedly... - Full Story


Ex-con who killed Phoenix officer had been deported

Erik Jovani Martinez is an ex-con deported in March By Amanda Lee Myers Arizona Daily Star PHOENIX, Ariz.... - Full Story


Off-duty D.C. officer fatally shoots teen

Associated Press WASHINGTON — An off-duty police officer investigating a burglary at his home killed... - Full Story


Ariz. officer fatally shot trying to arrest jaywalker with criminal record

The Associated Press Officer Down: Nick Erfle PHOENIX, Ariz. — A Phoenix police officer was killed Tuesday... - Full Story


Calif. police shoot gunman who fired into a church

By Farrin Montanez The Fresno Bee FRESNO, Calif. — Three Fresno police officers shot and wounded a man... - Full Story


Ex-sniper accused of firing at Ala. police

By Guy Busby The Press Register LOXLEY, Ala. — A man described as a former Marine sniper fired at two... - Full Story

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