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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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Man in shooting spree sought suicide, says officers are 'bad shots'

Man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers told detectives he wanted to be killed and was disappointed in their marksmanship - Full Story

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Patrol response to suicides in progress

The following video addresses patrol response to suicides-in-progress.

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NM officer fatally shoots teen carrying replica

June 8 shooting of a teenager who displayed what turned out to be a cap gun was determined to be justified Wednesday.

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Video: NM officer fatally shoots teen carrying replica

June 8 shooting of a teenager who displayed what turned out to be a cap gun was determined to be justified Wednesday - Full Story

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Ohio cops TASER murder suspect armed with knife

Murder suspect seeking 'suicide by cop' led officers on a foot pursuit that ended in a standoff in the waters of Lake Erie

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Video: Ohio cops TASER murder suspect armed with knife

Video: Ohio cops TASER murder suspect armed with knife

Murder suspect seeking 'suicide by cop' led officers on a foot pursuit that ended in a standoff in the waters of Lake Erie - Full Story

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Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Kajieme Powell tried to attack two officers with a steak knife and approached police while shouting, "Shoot me! Kill me now!"

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Video: Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Video: Mo. police open fire in fatal standoff with knife-wielding man

Kajieme Powell tried to attack two officers with a steak knife and approached police while shouting, "Shoot me! Kill me now!" - Full Story

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Mo. officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

The shooting is currently under investigation and may have been a ‘suicide by cop.’

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Mo. officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

A large crowd gathered at the scene, not far from Ferguson, which has seen days of protests after a fatal police shooting - Full Story



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