With just what was posted here I would let the guy go. He shot to wound, and immediately called the police and did what he was suppose to.
If some idiot ran me off the road and pulled a gun on me and my wife, I wouldn't shoot to wound the son of a b!tch, I'd shoot to take him down. And such a shooting would be absolutely, 100% justified.
To: Luke Skyfreeper
Oh you are completely correct, if I was on the jury whether he shot to kill or to wound would make no difference to me at all. Was he justified in using force is all that counts, and I believe he was.
The thing is because he is a police officer he will naturally tend to sway the jury and the judge his way. I bet he will show up in his uniform and act all professional, exactly opposite of the way he acted on the side of the road.
posted on 12/20/2007 11:40:35 AM PST
(Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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