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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: 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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Witness: Fatality at Wash. school possible suicide-by-cop

Witness: Fatality at Wash. school possible suicide-by-cop

A teen who watched a man open fire near a high school in Issaquah, Wash. on Saturday has raised questions of whether the shooter wanted to harm people or if he sought gunfire from officers. Suicide by cop?

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Witness: Fatality at Wash. school possible suicide-by-cop

The gunman who was fatally shot by officers outside a school on Saturday fired at pedestrians before aiming at police - Full Story

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Bath salts suspected in suicide by cop arrest

“The guy was saying, ‘Why didn’t you shoot me — that’s why I told you I had a gun,’” police said - Full Story

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Video: Tenn. police release suicide-by-cop dashcam

Guy Ronald McDowell pointed pellet gun at cops after standoff - Full Story

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Ex-SWAT officer killed by deputies in SBC

He came out of the house wearing a utility vest after a long standoff and then stabbed an officer with a knife - Full Story

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Video: Cops shoot, kill weapon-wielding man after Okla. pursuit

The man stole a Red Bull from a convenience store, took off, and then pointed a weapon at officers after the pursuit - Full Story

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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

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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



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