Police also say the suspect was acting "erratically" and according to some witnesses, told police to "Shoot me. Kill me now." The Wire spoke with legal expert Jens David Ohlin, who is a professor of law at the Cornell Law School. He explained that if, indeed, the suspect said "Shoot me" or "kill me now" this would be deemed "death by cop." "When someone deliberately provokes a cop to get them to kill them, as kind of a suicide rather than killing themselves, that is death by cop."
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