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The Suicide by Cop topic page offers news, expert opinion, and advice for dealing with the possible aftermath of the unique type of officer-involved shooting that occurs when a suspect deliberately provokes an officer to shoot.
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February 11, 2011

Video: Hostage-taker killed outside NC bank

Footage of the standoff shows a teenage gunman leaving the bank with a hostage in his arms before cops open fire - Full Story
February 05, 2011

Friend: Mel Gibson tried to commit suicide by cop

"Mel was trying to invite death by cop," he said. "I don't think this was being anti-Semitic" - Full Story
January 20, 2011

NH man seeks leniency after threatening cop

Man accused of threatening to kill a police officer said in court that he was drunk at the time, and that he really is 'not a troublemaker' - Full Story
December 14, 2010
Shooting of Calif. man holding water nozzle angers family

Shooting of Calif. man holding water nozzle angers family

The man pointed it at one of the officers and two officers fired their weapons, a handgun and a shotgun, eight times - Full Story
November 19, 2010
Texas man kills ex-governor's son, fires AK-47 at cops

Texas man kills ex-governor's son, fires AK-47 at cops

Granger unloaded 30-plus rounds into the armored truck before a sniper shot him dead - Full Story
October 30, 2010

In probable SBC, man with knife threatened Wash. cop

Deputy Rustin Olson shot Quentin Dodd after Dodd yelled "shoot me, shoot me, shoot me," then tried to stab Olson and charged at him - Full Story
August 03, 2010

Ex-Minn. cop convicted in bank robbery

Attorneys say his daughter's illness and haunting memories of combat duty guided his actions - Full Story
July 20, 2010

Man shoots himself in chest during police standoff

He had barricaded himself in his home with intent to commit suicide - Full Story
July 19, 2010

BART, Oakland cops shoot knife-wielding man

Pursuit began near Fruitvale station, where BART cop Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Oscar Grant while placing him under arrest - Full Story



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