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February 05, 2010

Report finds Ga. cop fired at suspect in self-defense

Officer Lyndsey Perry was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Even as she lay dying from four gunshot wounds, Penny Schwartz yelled at a Gwinnett County police officer, "Shoot me! [Expletive] shoot me in the head! Kill me and get it over with!"

An internal investigation report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution of the fatal shooting of Schwartz and her 74-year-old mother Barbara Baker concluded Officer Lyndsey Perry was not at fault for pulling the trigger on July 21, 2009. Schwartz, 51, previously had threatened to commit "suicide by cop," and pointed a revolver at the officer.

Full story: Report finds Ga. cop fired at suspect in self-defense

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