Couple lessons from this:
1) Another example of how terrible eyewitness reports are (and these are from police who are TRAINED to be witnesses). TV and movie crime and courtroom dramas have inculcated blind faith in the accuracy of witnesses that numerous academic studies and real-life examples that show that honest witnesses can be completely and utterly wrong.
2) In real life dramatic events are horrifically confusing and filled with mistaken reports. Yet people on FR try to turn even the SLIGHTEST early reporting mistake or contradictory report into a grand conspiracy, again because they are used to the nice, neat stories in one hour TV dramas or 2 hour movies.
It also puts to bed the contention that cops are trained professionals RE: guns, the Law, etc.
If I were to fill a perp with that much lead, let alone the grouping, I’d be getting the 3rd degree from these clowns and the D.A. “After what bullet/meg reload did you finally ‘feel safe’ (to stop shooting)”, let alone reckless endangerment and whatever else they could throw up against the wall.
I’m surprised the SWAT wasn’t called out too...Have to use the toys the taxpayers footed, y’know?