Officer Avoids Using Deadly Force in Suicide By Cop Attempt

By Calibre Press  |   Apr 19, 2015

 A rookie Ohio cop is being praised for “great restraint and maturity” after he held off using deadly force against a double murder suspect who charged at him, his police chief said.

In a confrontation Thursday with a man accused of killing his fiancee and his best friend, New Richmond Police Officer Jesse Kidder is heard on his body-camera video yelling, “No man, I’m not going to do it!” and ordering the suspect to get down on the ground.

The suspect rushes toward him shouting, “Shoot me, shoot me!”

“Back up!” screams Kidder, holding his gun out. The man finally crumples to the ground just feet away from the officer in the video taken in the Cincinnati suburb of Elsmere, Kentucky.

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