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LAPD: Former NBA Player Killed Self During Standoff with Police

July 10, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Department says it responded Friday afternoon to a report of a man with a gun, and during the initial encounter, the suspect fired a shot out of a residence and officers returned fire.
<p>Deputies said Tracy Alan Richards, 55, broke into the home where his estranged wife was staying around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, and held the woman and her brother hostage before exiting the home and charging at officers. (Photo: WESH screenshot)</p>

Armed Florida Hostage Taker Fatally Shot

July 5, 2018
Eustis police called in Lake County's SWAT and negotiation teams. They attempted to get Richards to leave the home for two hours.
<p>Officers from 11 different agencies responded to a standoff in South Elgin, IL, Tuesday night. Three officers were wounded and the suspect was killed. (Photo: ABC7 screen shot)</p>

3 Illinois Officers Wounded, Suspect Killed in Standoff

July 4, 2018
Three officers were shot. Police said the officers are in good condition. Police said an officer shot and killed him in an apartment stairwell around 2:30 a.m. after he fired at officers again.
<p>York police Sgt. Kyle Cummings, a member of the York County SWAT team, was wounded by a round that likely came from another officer, authorities said. Photo: York County PD</p>

SC Officer Shot in 'Combat-like' Ambush Hit by Police Bullet

June 27, 2018
"We know that it wasn't a round fired by McCall that hit sergeant Cummings," Sheriff Tolson said. "But Mr. McCall is totally responsible for every police officer hurt during that incident."

Four Children, Barricaded Man, Discovered Dead Following 20-Hour Florida Standoff

June 11, 2018
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said during a press conference that officers entered the apartment around 2100 hours on Monday and discovered that all the children held hostage were dead.
<p>The suspect in the shooting of an Orlando officer has been identified as Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr.</p>
<p>Lindsey is currently on probation stemming from a 2008 arrest in&nbsp;Volusia County&nbsp;on charges of arson of a dwelling and willful fleeing or eluding law enforcement. (Photo: Volusia County SO)</p>

Orlando Officer Shot in Head, Suspect Barricaded with 4 Children

June 11, 2018
Officer Kevin Valencia was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery. Police Chief John Mina told reporters the officer,who is in his late 20s, was in critical condition but was expected to live. There are reports Valencia was shot in the temple.

Orlando Officer Shot, 4 Children Held Hostage by Suspect

June 11, 2018
The officer, whose name has not been released, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery. Orlando police Chief John Mina told reporters just before 9 a.m. that the officer is expected to live.
<p>A student who became an activist after teh Parkland school shooting was the victim of a swatting prank. Photo: screenshot</p>

Parkland Student Activist's Florida Home Swatted

June 5, 2018
"I think it's really a distraction from what we're trying to fix here, which is the massive gun-violence epidemic in this country," Hogg said.

Suspect in String of Arizona Murders Kills Self During Police Standoff

June 4, 2018
The suspect in four recent murders in the Phoenix, AZ, area, was found dead on Monday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a police standoff at a Scottsdale hotel.
<p>Patrolman Eugene &ldquo;JR&rdquo; Ptacek of the Amherst (OH) Police Department was critically wounded during a standoff Friday. (Photo: Amherst PD)&nbsp;</p>

Ohio SWAT Officer Critically Wounded During Standoff

June 1, 2018
An Amherst, OH, police officer was critically wounded in a shootout with a suspect during a standoff in Sheffield Lake Friday.
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