08/20/2013

Friends tried to reason with 'suicide by cop' man

43-year-old Timothy Dillon was shot, injured by SWAT operator after pointing loaded weapon at deputies in attempt to force them to kill him

By Jorge Milian
The Palm Beach Post

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Friends tried helping Timothy Dillon on Saturday afternoon as the 43-year-old drank alcohol and threatened to hurt himself with a gun.

But not long after they left their friend's suburban Boynton Beach home, Dillon yelled at officers who had gathered at the scene, "Let's get this over with," then aimed his weapon at sheriff's deputies and was shot.

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