Tennessee Cop Shoots Suicidal Man After Man Shoots Himself
A police officer responded to a call about a suicidal man on Aug. 26 by shooting the man’s corpse in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The suicidal man, who was reportedly armed with a handgun did not obey officers’ commands to lower his gun and shot himself, notes the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
An unidentified officer shot the suicidal man after he had already mortally wounded himself, police said.
The Chattanooga Police Department claimed the shooting was an accident; the officer also fired off two more rounds.