Phoenix Police Shoot Cop-Threatening Suicidal Man Off Freeway Overpass

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​Interstate 10
is closed and a man is dead after he threatened to commit suicide by jumping from a highway overpass. Phoenix police shot him before he was able to execute his plan, but he still managed to fall to his death.

About 4 a.m. today, a motorist called police to report that he saw a man sitting on the 45th Avenue overpass in Phoenix. He apparently looked like he planned to jump.

When police arrived, the man made some threatening remarks, and indicated that he had a weapon.

The standoff lasted about two hours. About 4:45 a.m., he reportedly tried to climb down from his perch above the highway, but he apparently changed his mind and climbed back up.

About 6 a.m., the man made more threatening remarks to police, so they opened fire.

Police hit the man with bean bags, and finally with some live rounds.

Suicidal mission accomplished: after getting shot, the suicidal man fell to the highway, where he was pronounced dead.

Police haven't determined whether the man actually had a gun. The county medical examiner, police say, will determine whether the man died from the gunshot, or from the fall. His name has not been released.

Check back for updates.

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Cesario
Cesario

this man was my uncle. i remember the phone call that morning. my mom crying and all i could do was think about how i could have changed this if only we had spent more time together. i still cry for this

Lucifuge Rafocale
Lucifuge Rafocale

Amazing how stupid police officers are.  Instead of PROTECTING, they actually KILL the guy.  That's MURDER, not suicide.

ibstudent123
ibstudent123

Wow,,,, cops are good for nothing just for killing

Dapollo3
Dapollo3

That is incredible....wow, REAL police who are as stupid as the Reno 911 police

Pamela Collins
Pamela Collins

OMG, what wrong with everybody. A man died today, I hope he is in a better place. But people like you make this world a mess. I feel sad for his family, I can just image what go on right now in their life. May God hold their hands because its nothing like a family death, you can never bring them back.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Cops will shoot you if you say something they don't like? That sounds reasonable. What if cops say something we don't like? I must have missed that new reasonable cause provision they go by now. Exactly what will get you shot? "Excuse me officer, I'm having a really hard time finding a decent job these days and I'm just acting out of despair. Can you help me?" That gets you two to the chest and one to the head. Empathy and compassion has no place when people need to get somewhere on the freeway. You have to hand it to these professional peace officers, they know how to keep someone from killing themselves. Murder has it's uses in society.

Adoniyaleeyuh
Adoniyaleeyuh

fuck yall low life comments we kno him and yall dnt kno shit and yup tlk is cheap datz why yall make fail comments on da internet cuz if we heard yall tlkin foul shit it would be god bless ur soul... mike live...

KnowYourRights!
KnowYourRights!

Highly doubt the cops had any reason to shoot this man, but it sure makes them feel powerful huh? Notice how it says: "Police haven't determined whether the man actually had a gun.".... So what gives them the right to shoot? Flip that situation around now... The second a cop comes charging after us we're suppose to just bow down, right? Do we have the right to defend ourselves? NOPE! Learn what's going on in the world people!! S*** like this is ALL part of the plan. ...infowarsdotcom

DMZ
DMZ

I think they shot because they didn't want to keep interrupting rush hour and the sheeple on their way to work. .:-) So this is how we treat mental illness? I am sure he was such a threat up there..don't they have high powered binoculars and night vision goggles etc? Even the bean bags would have pushed him to his death. There are only so many minutes/hours you get..then you are a nuisance, like a pigeon.I guess we have no choice but to trust the officer's judgement? Reminds me of the case some years back in Ahwatukee where the cop shot and killed a mother who filled an illegal drug script at Walgreens, and was making a getaway in her car..with baby on board. She was also very threatening to him.Another bad thing is..other suicidals may copy cat..seeking the same fate.

junior
junior

i missed work cause of that dump ass

FREEBIRD
FREEBIRD

IF I LEAVE HERE TOMORROW WOULD YOU STILL REMEMBER ME? SONG , FREEBIRD LYRICS WRITTEN BY RONNIE VANT ZANT. BAND LYNYRD SKYNYRD

JL
JL

Im starting to think James King has a fan club or twin brothers or clones or possibly that Tucson Psycho killer Jared Laughner has computer access in jail.

WhatASurprise
WhatASurprise

Negotiator: "Go ahead and jump,,,,you might fly." "If not, these bullets will break your fall."

BO
BO

There are two types of people you should never mess with. The Police and the Hells Angels. I am a Hells Angels member and I know never to mess with the Police. they either put you in jail innocent or not, beat you up or kill you. and some times they rape women. you can never trust a cop! but you can always trust a Hells Angels MC member. BO BOUGHTON , HELLS ANGELS MC ARIZONA

Native Guns
Native Guns

"The medical examiner, police say, will dtermine whether the man died from the gunshot, or fromt he fall."

Lol, what a waste of time, then again what difference does it make? And how on Mother Earth are they gonna determined the exact cause of death?

@XS,My assumption is that, after 2 long hours of trying to get the suicidal man to climb back down. They then decided to use deadly force in order to do so. It was wasting time and the cops were tired. I doubt there is any footage of the incident to indicate the man was threatening. But who know???

XSoldier
XSoldier

I suspect that the cops will be facing yet another wrongful-death lawsuit. The suicidal man appears to have not posed a threat to the officers, so I see no reason to shoot him with live rounds. They had no idea whether or not he had a weapon.

Just wait. I smell another notice of claim against the Phoenix PD......

HST
HST

thats what he gets for hanging around places and pigs like that. he got what he asked for. he wanted death and the pigs gave him death. next..............

Pamela Collins
Pamela Collins

OMG, what wrong with everybody. A man died today, I hope he is in a better place. But people like you make this world a mess. I feel sad for his family, I can just image what go on right now in their life. May God hold their hands because its nothing like a family death, you can never bring them back.

The answer to 1984 is 1776
The answer to 1984 is 1776

"Sheeple"..You must know what's going on in the world and must not be one of the sheeple... Good for you (seriously). We need more people like you around who won't buy into the hype the media sells. It's all BS. You're never going to get the real story from the media- They tell you what THEY want you to believe- and what they want you to believe isn't the Truth my friends!

Smcclung
Smcclung

its called detour dumbass!

Renegade Warrior
Renegade Warrior

I bet you dont care or love me enough to come to save me from my jump either if i decided to jump. see how humans are?

Renegade Warrior
Renegade Warrior

alot of cops steal drugs use drugs and steal drug money from the evidence locker. and some have gay love affairs and molest kids and beat their wives. and some kill their own phoenix police- cop brothers and the killer is still at large.

XSoldier
XSoldier

"My assumption is that, after 2 long hours of trying to get the suicidal man to climb back down. They then decided to use deadly force in order to do so. It was wasting time and the cops were tired. I doubt there is any footage of the incident to indicate the man was threatening. But who know???"

See Arizona Revised Statute 13-405

13-405. Justification; use of deadly physical force

A. A person is justified in threatening or using deadly physical force against another:

1. If such person would be justified in threatening or using physical force against the other under section 13-404, and

2. When and to the degree a reasonable person would believe that deadly physical force is immediately necessary to protect himself against the other's use or attempted use of unlawful deadly physical force.

B. A person has no duty to retreat before threatening or using deadly physical force pursuant to this section if the person is in a place where the person may legally be and is not engaged in an unlawful act.

USMC
USMC

KILL UM ALL AND LET GOD SORT THEM OUT. USMC.

Leon
Leon

I think what your really smelling is either your own filthy unwashed asshole or pig shit.

James King
James King

he was a clean cut short haired nutcase and criminal. this guy was more proof to never trust a clean cut short haired male. they commit about 99% of the male crime.

Truthhurts
Truthhurts

@HST - Pigs, really????? Like what are you on, some 45 year LSD trip? Why don't you turn off that episode of the Mod Squad on Nickelodeon TV and go put on your Adam 12 jammies and get ready for bed so you can dream about the 60's and 70's and not just blog about them.

Those "pigs" as you refer to them protect your sorry pathetic ass everyday. They are wives and husbands and have children and attend PTA meetings just like anyone else. Except in there job, when someone yells "He's got a gun!!!!!" - instead of running away from the threat, they run to it. Case in point...this very moron who jumped/shot off the overpass.

Think before you blog dipshit....

Mizpah
Mizpah

You must live a horrible life, you and the others who are making such awful remarks about loss of life. And that, without even knowing why the man was where he was, what his problems were, and who he was. What about his family? Wife, kids, parents, siblings?

May your problems never take you to the level this man was taken. May you consider your life and the life of others as a gift from God. May your attiitude change so that you can feel compassion towards others, and even towards those who are there to protect us from others and from ourselves.

XSoldier
XSoldier

We're all gonna die USMC. Let's hope not by a bullet.

XSoldier
XSoldier

You sure about that numbnuts? I am a former U.S. Army soldier. I hope you get the chance to be shipped over to Afghanistan and shot at with live rounds. It fucking hurts dipshit. Try it sometime. Go get your own ass shot.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Dude you need to stop posting as James King and post under another name. James King is actually skilled, unlike you, estupidofucko.

James King
James King

Yeah, I didn't write that. I have no qualms with short-haired, clean-cut males, for the record.

Renegade Warrior
Renegade Warrior

the punk chose to be an idiot and he paid the price. we are all responsible for our own actions. stay tuned to new times and your local tv dial as more is soon to come.

777
777

I am a Christian and this kid was spiritually lost. but it was Gods will for things to happen the way they did. we are the string puppets and God is the great puppeteer in the sky controlling all of us and this thing called life on earth. we have no control over anything. we just like to think we do. humans have very big egos. things like this are why you should live a good clean life with God. Satan never sleeps.

Margie
Margie

there is alot of people who feel the same way as HST does. they just dont like to admit it. go put yourself to some good use by feeding the homeless or go visit or write to a lonely convict in prison. talk is cheap.

James King
James King

HST didn't write the script to this guys life. it is what it is. things like this happen everyday in life. he should have called on Jesus for help. instead he let Satan lead him astray to the wrong path in life.

XSoldier
XSoldier

I know. You're better than that......

USMC
USMC

thats because you are part of the same yuppie DNA clean cut short haired gene pool as the rest are.

MIKE YEVTUCK
MIKE YEVTUCK

well then you must support clean cut short haired criminals James King. that figures, after all your friends with Lee Cole of the Phoenix Hells Angels and if you have ever met Lee in person he is as clean cut as they come. James King is also a clean cut short haired male. they use that look to fool you and hide the evil that lurks inside their dark souls.

James King
James King

99% of male crime is committed by clean cut short haired males. look at any big city police mugshots. there is your proof in color pictures.

Mistalee
Mistalee

He was pretty obviously mentally unhinged.

The piggies, OTOH, murdered this man when he posed no immediate threat to others.

The victim was a psychotic. His killers are armed sociopaths with badges, and a far greater danger to the public.

Cremara
Cremara

No it was not God's will...Man has freedom choice...Your right Satan never sleeps. Just like we all have the choice to commit a crime or not....Not.

Truthhurts
Truthhurts

Yeah...kinda like the Feathered Bastard

James King
James King

Yeah, I didn't write this one, either. Fuckin' trolls.

777
777

you cant trust humans. trust in Jesus only. humans are evil greedy and selfish. all you need is Jesus. if you trust in humanity you are a fool. look around and see for yourself at this world for more proof. the mess is humans fault not Jesus fault. never trust a preacher. they are wolves in sheep's clothing. the bible warns you about people like this. read your bible for more info. BE IN THE WORLD, NOT OF THE WORLD.

Mizpah
Mizpah

No, he didn't write the script to this guy's life, but he is feeling very free to write the script on the end of his life. It seems that all of you who agree go to the same church, and probably in the same body. Your writings appear to be quite similar.

We don't know what is bothering other people, we know nothing about the man, and we should have nothing but compassion for him and his family. And now I'm being asked by another mini you that I should go feed the homeless. I am another individual you do not know, but I don't have the same guidance for life that you seem to have. Look up the word compassion in the dictionary, or just google it.

Roro
Roro

You forgot to include the part about sending $1000 to certain evangelists in order to get "healing in you life." Anyway, from what I've seen, you can count on Jesus just about as much as any pagan can rely on his god. They are all inconsistent in their action.

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