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.
While hiding in an attic last month, Hydra Lacy Jr. tricked police into thinking he had given up before shooting one officer in the head and then killing a second who came to his rescue. Suspect killed; heroism ensues
Nicholas Lindsey, 16, wipes his face as he stands before a judge in a St. Petersburg, Fla. courtroom. Lindsey is accused of shooting and killing officer David Crawford Monday night. Father’s tearful apology
Police in St. Petersburg are searching for a man who shot and killed 25-year veteran Officer David Crawford. The PD is still mourning the death of two cops killed while serving a warrant less than one month ago. 'City has been through hell'