West Virginia police officer sues after getting fired for not shooting suicidal man

West Virginia police officer sues after getting fired for not shooting suicidal man

Former Weirton, W.Va., police officer Stephen Mader is taking legal action after being dismissed for not shooting a suicidal man armed with a gun. 'I tried to deescalate the situation. I was just doing my job.' Last year, Mader was called to a home where a man — Ronald J. Williams — was threatening to kill himself. According to Mader, Williams was holding a gun and saying repeatedly, "Just shoot me." Mader refused, and instead tried to calm the man down.

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