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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
November 06, 2014
Wash. suspect in slaying, online death photos caught

Wash. suspect in slaying, online death photos caught

Man surrendered in Oregon after police say he killed his girlfriend, posted grusome photos of her body online, and wrote that he wanted police to kill him - Full Story
November 05, 2014
Wash. man sought after posting murder photos online

Wash. man sought after posting murder photos online

Police say man killed his girlfriend, posted pictures of her body online and wrote that he wanted officers to kill him - Full Story
October 22, 2014

Video: Ala. officer opens fire in 'suicide by cop' incident

Police officers responded to the scene October 8 after receiving a 911 call of a man with a gun - Full Story
October 20, 2014

Man in shooting spree sought suicide, says officers are 'bad shots'

Man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers told detectives he wanted to be killed and was disappointed in their marksmanship - Full Story
October 14, 2014

Video: NM officer fatally shoots teen carrying replica

June 8 shooting of a teenager who displayed what turned out to be a cap gun was determined to be justified Wednesday - Full Story



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