Police: Man wrote apology before goading officer to kill him

Police say that Limichael Shine, 18, goaded officers into shooting him in Manchester Township Sunday.

Police say that Limichael Shine, 18, goaded officers into shooting him in Manchester Township Sunday. (8/1/16)

MANCHESTER - Authorities say a man who goaded a Manchester Township police officer into shooting him had written a note apologizing for using the officer in his suicide.

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office says 18-year-old Limichael Shine, of Toms River, called 911 on Sunday and said he wanted a police officer because he was going to kill himself.

Authorities say Shine told Manchester Township police to shoot him.  They say he walked toward officers with a knife, despite orders to drop the weapon. 

Police say that Shine lunged at officers in a threatening way with the knife and an officer shot him once. Officers apparently tried to give Shine CPR, but he later died at a hospital from his injuries.

A note was found near Shine in which he said his goal was to have an officer take his life.

Shine apparently worked as a house cleaner with his mother at the home where the incident occurred.

The shooting is under investigation.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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