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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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February 17, 2015

Calif. cop shoots naked suspect after gun struggle

Officer drew his gun and told the man to surrender, but he attacked the officer, and the officer dropped his weapon.
February 11, 2015

Wash. police fatally shoot man in disturbance call

Witnesses say the suspect picked up a rock and appeared like he wanted to fight officers who responded to the disturbance call Tuesday.
February 10, 2015

Video: Calif. cops shoot gunman after he rams cars, carjacks woman

Gunman leading police on a wild pursuit smashed into cars, veered into oncoming traffic, stole a vehicle at gunpoint and ran down a crowded street before officers shot him.
February 09, 2015

Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

27-year-old Sawyer Flache opened fire on the helicopter as it arrived – resulting in a 30 minute standoff.
February 06, 2015

Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, body cam released

36-year-old Johnny Joseph Martinez confronted officers – threatening them with a chair and multiple knives as police attempted to take him into custody.
February 05, 2015

Mass. officer shot, woman dead

Officer was shot in the back, below his body armor, in what chief called an ambush situation.
February 04, 2015

Man killed in shootout with Calif. deputies was former cop

Man who was shot and killed after opening fire on a police helicopter has been identified as a former CHP officer.
February 03, 2015

Fugitive shot by Fla. deputies after ramming squad, pinning deputy

Officers fired shots at the vehicle in an attempt to stop an armed robbery suspect who escaped from a Tenn. mental-health facility in January.
February 03, 2015

SC officer killed in traffic stop, shooter gets life

Stephon Carter took a plea deal and avoided the death penalty in the 2011 slaying of Officer Scotty Richardson.



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