Police: Fatal Shooting was `Suicide-by-Cop'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a gunman who was fatally shot by officers was an obvious case of "suicide-by-cop."
The shooting happened Tuesday night after a two-hour standoff at a mobile home.
Jacksonville Police Chief Tom Hackney says three officers fired 21 shots at 41-year-old Todd Christopher Jones on Tuesday night.
The Florida Times-Union reports the standoff began shortly after Jones asked stepfather Elbert Lee Lilley to come to his home. Lilley owns the home and had recently told Jones to move out.
Police say Jones stabbed Lilley in the chest with a homemade spear. When Jones fumbled to get his gun, Lilley ran to a neighbor's house and called 911.
Police say he came out of the house with a gun and charged officers, who shot him.


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