Battle Creek police: Man seeking 'suicide by cop' killed when he, officers exchange fire

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BATTLE CREEK, Michigan — Battle Creek police report that a 19-year-old man who said he wanted police to kill him was fatally shot when both he and officers opened fire.

The shooting happened Sunday morning in the western Michigan city. Police tell WOOD-TV (http://bit.ly/1GXPSu3 ) that a family member called about 10:40 a.m. saying the man had taken a relative's gun and wanted to die.

Police say the man then called 911 several times, claiming to be unarmed and saying he wanted to commit "suicide by cop."

Chief Jim Blocker says officers found the man, who pulled a gun from his waistband.

Blocker says the man ignored "loud and clear" warnings from the officers to drop his gun. The chief says the man and officers both fired.

State police are investigating.


Information from: WOOD-TV, http://www.woodtv.com

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