I can tell you in the area where I lived on LI, the police can show up in a matter of a couple of minutes. They are very fast there. So if you have the time to go outside, and fire warning shots, the POV of the jury might be that you didnt conduct yourself properly.
Not involved with law enforcement, but have been involved with shooting sports since I was in Jr High nearly 50 years ago. I am on the west or Left coast. At the range and gun collectors association I belong to we have some strong educational programs on the rights and responsibilities of firearm ownership. The ignorance of the media and Hollywood as to firearms has been a hot topic for many years. It is truly interesting to read local reports saying that police should shoot to wound rather than kill with firearms in their columns and then find out that if a policeman did what the reporter suggested that the policeman would be fired for not following department procedures and that the city/county would likely be subject to a huge civil lawsuit. The use of "deadly force" is a topic that every American should learn about and that every firearm owner should know by heart for the jurisdictions where they live and work.
Thanks so much. You taught me some today.
By the way, in the article it says the owner knew the police would know because of “shot spotter” technology employed by the police in the area, and they detected two shots in nearby Roosevelt (which IS a cesspool) that night.
Does anyone know about this?