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March 05, 2013

Suicidal corrections officer killed in standoff with Texas police

The man beat his ex-girlfriend, staged a car accident to explain her wounds, then barraged himself in his home for hours - Full Story
February 21, 2013

Video: Cops shoot, kill charging robbery suspect

The man taunted them, asking them to come closer before charging at them - Full Story
February 13, 2013

Video: Police forced to fire at Ohio man wielding rifle

The police chief suggested the suspect wanted the officers to kill him - Full Story
February 12, 2013
Del. courthouse gunman was ex-father-in-law

Del. courthouse gunman was ex-father-in-law

Suspect died after killing his ex-daughter-in-law and her friend, then exchanging gunfire with police - Full Story
January 08, 2013

Victim dead, Conn. officer seriously wounded in 11-hour standoff

Suspect died of self-inflicted gunshot, officer was shot in neck, shoulder and leg - Full Story
December 02, 2012

Ariz. police search for missing cancer patient

11-year-old leukemia patient was taken out of hospital by her mother - Full Story
November 27, 2012

Ohio man's death considered 'suicide-by-cop'

After a day fueled by drinking and filled with violence, suspect told girlfriend he wouldn't go down easy - Full Story
November 02, 2012
Secret Service agent under investigation kills self

Secret Service agent under investigation kills self

A senior agent who was being investigated by the government over an undisclosed affair killed himself last week in Washington - Full Story
October 09, 2012

911 call from Md. suspect suggests suicide by cop

Suspect who died after officer-involved shooting said he wanted police to kill him - Full Story
July 05, 2012

Pa suicide by cop: 'Gonna go a lil crazy'

In a suicide note, a man indicated he is 'taking the easy way out' - Full Story



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