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March 24, 2015

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
March 09, 2015

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
February 13, 2015
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
January 29, 2015
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
January 21, 2015

NH man killed after firing shotgun at cruiser

The man's wife called police to report her husband was suicidal and armed - Full Story
January 20, 2015

Ariz. police fatally shoot man after 911 hang-up

Officers believed the man they confronted was armed and both officers opened fire - Full Story
January 06, 2015
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
December 30, 2014

Video: Calif. gunman killed, cop and bystander shot in gunbattles

Nov. 22 gunbattles between an armed parolee and an officer and two sheriff's deputies left the parolee dead and the officer and a bystander wounded - Full Story
December 30, 2014

Man seeking suicide by cop fired shotgun in Wash. hospital

The armed man walked into the waiting room and demanded to see a police officer - Full Story
November 12, 2014
Video: Kan. officer shoots man armed with knives

Video: Kan. officer shoots man armed with knives

Officer opened fire after man wielding dual knives took a fighting stance and yelled, "you're gonna shoot me, you're gonna shoot me" - Full Story



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