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.
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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.