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The Suicide by Cop topic page offers news, expert opinion, and advice for dealing with the possible aftermath of the unique type of officer-involved shooting that occurs when a suspect deliberately provokes an officer to shoot.
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Ohio cop refuses to shoot murder suspect charging at him

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."

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Video: Ohio cop refuses to shoot murder suspect charging at him

Video: Ohio cop refuses to shoot murder suspect charging at him

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me" - Full Story

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Police: Man fatally shot by Calif. cop left apology note

Responding officer exited his patrol car and "was immediately confronted by the male suspect who was armed with a large knife" - Full Story

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Trending Topics: When a suspect seeks suicide by cop

By PoliceOne Staff Among the most unpredictable and dangerous situations a police officer can be faced... - Full Story

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Colo. man killed in OIS may have sought suicide by cop, dad says

Colo. man killed in OIS may have sought suicide by cop, dad says

Brian Fritze died Tuesday following a pursuit after he was accused of beating an unidentified woman - Full Story

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Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

17-year-old fatally shot in a police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a TASER failed to stop her.

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Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

17-year-old fatally shot in a police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a TASER failed to stop her - Full Story

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NH man killed after firing shotgun at cruiser

The man's wife called police to report her husband was suicidal and armed - Full Story

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Ariz. police fatally shoot man after 911 hang-up

Officers believed the man they confronted was armed and both officers opened fire - Full Story

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Man shot by SF officers left suicide notes

Man shot by SF officers left suicide notes

A man who was shot and killed by officers left behind several suicide notes in his cellphone, including one addressed to police - Full Story



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