Korean man arrested after trying to commit ‘suicide by cop’

January 8, 2015

A 32-year-old Korean man rear-ended a Los Angeles patrol car on Tuesday in an attempt to provoke officers to fatally shoot him.

Authorities deemed the act as an attempted “suicide by cop” when they found his hand-written note.

“Officer(s), you did nothing wrong,” the note read. “I threatened your life as well as the lives of those around me. You were completely within your legal rights to do what you did.”

According to an official police report, the man, whose last name is Chang,” intentionally rammed the patrol vehicle, so the police would shoot and kill him.”

The incident occurred at 5:15 a.m. in Northridge near Prairie St. and Reseda Blvd.

After the collision, Chang seemed unresponsive so Deputy Maria Ramirez called ambulances.

Chang then tried to get into the patrol vehicle and drive off, but Ramirez had taken the keys out of the ignition.

He has since been taken into custody for suspicion of assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon.

The incident may have been partly triggered by the Jan. 7 event in which a Bay Area man left officers no choice but to shoot him in a “suicide by cop” situation.