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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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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
May 02, 2012

'I wanted to die': Vt. police describe fatal shooting

A burglary suspect ignored orders to surrender - Full Story
April 18, 2012

Family of man killed by LAPD files $120 million claim

Abdul Arian told dispatchers he had a gun and wanted to hurt police - Full Story
April 13, 2012

Man killed by LAPD dropped from Explorer program

High-speed chase ended on the 101 Freeway - Full Story
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



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