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March 13, 2007

Suicide-by-cop can be hard to determine

By Rick Brewer, The Record, Stockton, Calif.
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Mar. 12--TRACY -- When Tracy police ask why James Anthony Peracchi told officers he had a gun and would not stop reaching for what turned out to be a replica weapon in his pants, they really are asking whether Peracchi wanted to die.

Police officers shot and killed Peracchi, 34, of Tracy shortly after 11 p.m. on Feb. 14. As they investigate the death, one question they are asking is whether this fits a traditional "suicide-by-cop" case.

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