Grand Strand sees increase this year in officer-involved shootings, suicide by cop

MYRTLE BEACH ONLINE, 19 NOVEMBER 2016, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:

Earlier this month, a 35-year-old man was wielding a butcher knife at 1700 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach with the hopes that police would shoot him, according to a Myrtle Beach police report.

When Myrtle Beach police officers arrived to the call of “suspicious circumstances” just after 2 p.m. on Nov. 3, the man led police back and forth across the busy highway.

After the man came back toward police, an officer asked, “Why do you want to do this?” the man said, “I told you to shoot me. … You’re going to f*cking shoot me.”

The man was shot with a Taser and eventually apprehended.

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