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I know enough about shooting to know, shooting in the leg is not necessarily going to be non-lethal... plus the way I was taught compare the leg to the torso you shoot at what your most likely to hit.
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
Man, this is at least the third one in a year with a kid. I seriously doubt he lunged. And even if he did...
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: gladtobehere
Sounds like suicide by cop. This young man wanted to end his life and he knew by lunging at the police officers they would shoot and kill him. Police however, knew he was suicidal and should have been prepared to immobilize him either with a tazer or pepper spray. Shooting him 4 times is ridiculous. The kid had a knife not a gun.
"Shoot to kill" is standard training protocol now. What ever happened to warning shots? Maybe just popping one off into the ground would make the gravity of the situation clear, although it shouldn't even escalate that far.
originally posted by: MarioOnTheFly
I always wondered why not shoot him in the leg or something...he goes down immediately. That would be my first instinct in this situation.
Maybe just popping one off into the ground would make the gravity of the situation clear, although it shouldn't even escalate that far.