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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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Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

17-year-old fatally shot in a police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a TASER failed to stop her - Full Story

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NH man killed after firing shotgun at cruiser

The man's wife called police to report her husband was suicidal and armed - Full Story

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Ariz. police fatally shoot man after 911 hang-up

Officers believed the man they confronted was armed and both officers opened fire - Full Story

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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

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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

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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

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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."

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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

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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

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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



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