Suicide by Cop
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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Reality Training: The importance of cover–
Dave Smith reviews footage of an attempted suicide by cop that highlights the importance of cover in allowing you more time to decide how to handle a critical incident.
Ohio cop refuses to shoot murder suspect charging at him–
An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."
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.
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."
Ala. officer opens fire in 'suicide by cop' incident–
Police officers responded to the scene October 8 after receiving a 911 call of a man with a gun.
Patrol response to suicides in progress–
The following video addresses patrol response to suicides-in-progress.
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.
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
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!"
Calif. standoff ends in shooting of man waving gun–
San Diego police Wednesday shot and wounded a gun-waving man who may have wanted to commit "suicide by cop."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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