Nov. 21, 1996, Age 16

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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.

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