Year: 1985 Source: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, v.6, no.3, (September 1985), p.274-275 SIEC No: 19880251

This is a case processed by the Philadelphia Office of the Medical Examiner, in which a person with a known suicide attempt clearly provoked police into shooting him. It is believed that this incident exemplifies a suicide mechanism in which the victim provokes another into administering the fatal injury. (K M)