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He is supposed to determine what is being pointed at him then respond accordingly. Now if you add in a perp coming at you and pointing a ham sandwich as if it could be a weapon about to be used then it brings it to a different level because of the foward progress and confusing threatening gestures. They are not allowed to shoot just anyone who points an object at them and at first appearance looks like something it is not. They have protocalls that are in place.
originally posted by: jheated5
Even "if" there wasn't a gun, what difference would it make? You make a gesture like you're pointing a gun, whether it's a ham sandwich or nothing at all, what is the officer supposed to do? wait until they get shot in the chest to identify if there's a gun?
What is the proof that the cop shot him?