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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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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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