A suicidal Julie Marie Meade called police from her mother's apartment in Laurel. It was the
fourth time in two months that she told police she wanted to die. This time, Meade,
who suffered from disabling panic attacks, told a dispatcher that once officers
arrived, she was going to point a gun at them, so they would shoot her. When
officers arrived, Meade walked outside holding a pellet gun and shouted for police to
shoot. Officers yelled at her to stop, but she kept walking and officers shot her. She
was fatally wounded, hit 15 times in the head, arm and leg.