Police: Man wrote apology before goading officer to kill him
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.