Jamie Strickland's attempted suicide by cop: "If they don't f*cking shoot me, I'll stab them"

Over the years, we've written on numerous occasions about suicide-by-cop incidents, in which an individual who wants to die apparently tries to goad police officers into ending his life for him. Yet few situations seem as clear-cut as one involving Jamie Strickland, whose 911 call includes the line, "If they don't fucking shoot me, I'll stab them in the goddamn eyeball."

Strickland survived, and Denver's DA has found the shooting justified. Details and the complete decision letter below.

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