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Posted: Mar 23 2008, 1:44 AM
[...]she probably knew if she walked towards him, he'd probably shoot to kill. Suicide-by-cop is pretty well known in suicide chat rooms.
"an incident in which an individual bent on self-destruction, engages in life threatening and criminal behavior in order to force law enforcement officers to kill them."
Originally posted by Sanity Lost
Additonal link from SF Gate
Billings was shot three times in the chest by Officer Robert Lankford about 4 p.m.
Police said Rohnert Park public safety officers have responded to the home 29 times since 2004 for a variety of reasons, including previous disturbances involving Billings and her mother.
29 times? Come on. When is anyone going to get the idea that the poor woman needed more help than she was getting at home?
Originally posted by Finn1916
My biggest question right now is, was she shot in the head or the chest? The main story says chest, but everyone keeps refering to head shots, and how a shot to the leg is just as hard to make as one to the leg.
Originally posted by TKainZero
Why would you call the Cops if someone is sucidal?
How long did the Officer talk to the people before going inside the residence?
What did the people tell the cop before they went it.
I think this was sick-twisted cop, who when saw the call, from a mother for her daughter, for a Suicidal Woman, had visons of gettign thier kicks off tackling some teenage suicalial girl,
Any person with half a brain would have had a better plan in this situation. The officer has more then a few things that they can use to subdue a attacker. Pepper spray, a Taser, Beat the crap out of someone, Tear gas, a gun is the LAST choice.
I have to belive that the cop didn't know what the situation was when they went in.