"He was screaming he was going to die and that he wanted to die," Gregory Bojorquez, a photographer who captured images of the shooting's aftermath, told the Los Angeles Times.
"He continued shooting at vehicles and in the air when he was confronted by the officers." [end of excerpt from AP]
All of the suicide by cop people start out doing SOMEthing that causes them to receive fire by police. That was his motivation: suicide by cop.
Suicide by cop is generally defined when a suspect simply points a gun at officers, knowing what the outcome will be. Or they fail to drop it etc, and in many cases the weapon is not even loaded. Not the case here.
Most wanting quick death by cops, don't try to kill others first. In this case, you could call it, attempted murder, then suicide by cop.
The reality here is, this individual was shot to death because he had already shot people, and was attempting to shoot more, and the reason he was shot to death...Regardless of what he desired.
This guy appeared to be just another violent angry ding.