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April 11, 2012

Video: NM police pursue man before fatal shooting

Suspect reportedly tried to shoot his estranged wife, had a history of violence and suicide-by-cop attempts - Full Story
March 28, 2012

Ohio officials think man's intention was suicide-by-cop

Study: 36 percent of the officer-involved shootings nationwide from 1998 to 2006 were a 'suicide by cop' situation - Full Story
March 09, 2012
Tulsa suspect's brother killed by police in 2005

Tulsa suspect's brother killed by police in 2005

Authorities were investigating Thursday whether the suspected gunman in a shootout near a Tulsa courthouse was trying suicide by cop - Full Story
January 28, 2012

Man wielding replica gun killed in OIS

Brad Morgan, 21, told dispatchers he wanted police to kill him - Full Story
January 20, 2012

WV chief: Officers' actions in shooting 'flawless'

Chief: Officers gave suspect 'repeated verbal commands to get out of his car and put his hands up' - Full Story
December 16, 2011

Police: Man told Calif. cops to shoot

Suspect continually reached toward his waistband as though he had a gun - Full Story
December 12, 2011

Suicide by cop possible in Chicago 'L' station fatality

A man pointed two pistols at officers, a Fraternal Order of Police spokesman said - Full Story
December 09, 2011

Police kill man shooting at cars in Hollywood

Associated PressLOS ANGELES — A gunman who fired at cars and shouted "kill me" and "I'm... - Full Story
December 05, 2011

Colo. police: Man attacks patrol with hammer, is shot

A man used a hammer to break the window of a car where an officer did paperwork, police said - Full Story
November 29, 2011

Video: Police shoot man with assault rifle near Occupy protest

New video shows Houston police shooting 21-year-old Joshua Twohig near where Occupy protesters were gathered - Full Story



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