Lay the weapon down and stand away from it with hands exposed and immediately comply with the officers instructions when they arrive. Do not run up to them, don't try to "give" the gun to them. Just put it down and stand away from it.
Give your name and address then ask to talk to your attorney and answer no questions. Make sure that you don't say anything other than I thought he/she/they were going to kill me and do NOT ELABORATE. Then just state you no longer want to speak without the benefit of an attorney.
Don't bargain or accept their sympathies or threats. Just be quiet and sit quietly until you are either booked or released.
You must get an attorney if you've shot someone. Hopefully this will never happen to any FReepers, but remember that there are people in jail and have been civilly sued because of statements made in fear, excitement, anger and relief. I am not an attorney but have had experience with police officers both good and not so good.
They have a similar problem, they have experience with the public both good and not so good.
Please take your courteous and valuable advice somewhere else.
That’s good common sense whatever state you find yourself in.
Great advice and this is exactly what we were taught in our CHL class in TX. I even signed up with an attorney at $15 or so per month so I’ll have someone to call immediately in the unlikely event this ever happens.