And when they had the young one surrounded passed out in the boat just what were they shooting at, and why does the media call that an “exchange” of gunfire?
Any shots fired there were not intended to hit the terrorist. Whether he fired back or not is hard to tell from video and audio that has been made available to the public. Looking at where the boat was relative to LEOs, any one of them could have hit the terrorist in the boat without much effort.
It would have been logical to try to drain out his ammo supply and see if he was in any condition to be firing back by some well placed harassing fire.