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Another Police Shooting; Mesa Cops Shoot Suicidal Man

For the second time this week, and the third time in a week, a man is dead after being shot by police.

This shooting sounds a little more justified than the one that happened on Tuesday. In other words, this guy presented a threat to police and no dogs were shot. If you're unfamiliar with that case, click here.

Mesa cops fatally shot a suicidal man last night after the guy pointed a gun at officers during a standoff with police.

Police got a call to a home in the 700 block of West Farmdale Drive. When they got to the scene, they found the suicidal man with a gun.

While talking with police, the man repeatedly pointed a gun at officers.


Police first shot him with bean bags. That didn't do the trick -- the guy continued to point his gun at officers, so they shot him with rubber bullets. The rubber bullets weren't enough, either.

After continuing to point his gun at police, officers shot him with real bullets. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

This is the second time a Mesa police officer has shot someone threatening suicide in the last week.

In another case, a suicidal man with a machete attacked an officer. He was shot by another cop before he was able to hit the officer.


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