(And if Compean thought he was in danger, as he argued at trial, then why was he shooting to miss?)
>>That’s an interesting possibility. If true, I’m still having difficulty imagining what Compean was thinking to accomplish.<<
Maybe to “scare him off” or out of frustration.
>>(And if Compean thought he was in danger, as he argued at trial, then why was he shooting to miss?)<<
It would not make sense for Compean to shoot to miss in that case, and if I remember correctly, at least one of Compean or Ramos testified that he was shooting to kill. Compean’s story was that he thought he was in danger, and honestly I don’t know whether he believed that or not.
I don’t think Compean was really that bad of a shot. Another possibility was that he was shooting in the general direction of where he thought OAD might be, but if so he probably would not admit that in court, since that would be dangerous to others, including other BP agents, and that probably would not sound good to the jury.