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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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July 21, 2014

Ohio cop pulls suicidal man from freeway during traffic stop

Patrolman Matt Beck had just pulled over the suspected drunk driver when the man bolted into traffic.
June 27, 2014

Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Surveillance video captured a tense standoff between a man armed with two knives and officers in an Ariz. jail.
May 23, 2014

Reality Training: Encountering a 'suicide by cop' situation

For the week of May 23, Dave Smith shows a video of a tense standoff between police and a subject who appears to be armed with no intention of complying with officers.
April 25, 2014

Wash. police fatally shoot suicidal armed veteran

Body camera shows sheriff's deputies pleading with a despondent Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, to put down his gun before they shoot him.
March 10, 2014

NM man shot by police wanted 'suicide by cop'

The frantic, fast-moving lapel-camera video shows three officers firing what sounds like more than a dozen rounds at a man who was brandishing a metal brake pad and/or a knife at officers.
September 09, 2013

Bystander foils dangerous suicide-by-cop plot

A man whose son lives with severe autism took him to the train station, a trip they often take to satisfy his son’s love of trains, when he foiled a potentially dangerous plot.
August 28, 2013

Tenn. suicide-by-cop incident caught on dashcam

On April 14, 2011, 34-year-old Guy Ronald McDowell abruptly stopped his car, and instead of complying with officers’ clear instructions to get out of the car with his hands up, “McDowell chose to exit with the firearm, pointed it at officers and then made a racking motion with the weapon as he leveled it at the officers,” said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch.
July 16, 2013

Video shows armed man in police lobby, office cleared in shooting

A man attempted suicide-by-cop when he pulled an unloaded gun on police in station's lobby.

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