Anthony Larocco (3954)

10/20/2007: According to the Argus Leader: Police received multiple calls from a crisis line counselor and Larocco himself, telling them he was mentally ill, carrying a 9mm and had been drinking. He was threatening to shoot himself and said, "I will put a gun to the officers and they will shoot me." He initiated a high-speed pursuit that ended with a standoff in a field. Larocco alternated between putting the gun to his own head and in his mouth and pointing the gun at officers. They ordered him to drop his gun at least 30 times. Officers took cover behind the doors of the vehicles when Larocco began advancing toward them with his gun aimed. Trooper Ryan Lantz fired fatal one shot and he fell to the ground.

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