posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 03:24 PM
Tennessee V. Garner states that an officer "may not use deadly force to prevent escape UNLESS the officer has probable cause to believe that the
suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others."
If the suspect truly did try to run them over with a vehicle, which can obviously be used as a deadly weapon, they could articulate the fact that the
suspect is a danger to not only the officers, but also the public.
As such, deadly force, including shooting through the rear of the car, could be/would be justified.
Your source said it was over unpaid traffic fines. From my research that is not true as he had a felony warrant. Also he had an arrest history
including other fleeing charges.
That said, I wasn't there, so I couldn't accurately comment on the actual situation.