I might get blasted for this, but its my opinion judging by the videos and information from the links..
In the video 3 police officers are walking up the side alley of the shop.. none of them are watching their 6 (back side), which is a major flaw as a
squad, especially in the field when reports tell of a man with a rifle.
The shooter is then allowed to get an advantage from their backside, and shoot two of the 3 officers, "element of surprise".
If the backside was being watched (which it should of been, there is no need for 3 of them to be facing-non-vigilantly the same direction) the shooter
would never of gotten such clean shots at their backside.
By the looks of the officers monitoring the building, they seem unprepared and not taking the situation very seriously. That cost them their lives.
The shooter seems well trained, smart and has his own strategy. And it worked prior to all the backup showing up, but he even stated he knew what he
was getting himself into.
My point of this, our police officers are suppose to be well trained, vigilant and skilled for the very dangerous work they do in their field to keep
us all safe, including themselves.
What is seen in the CCTV videos is not strategic, vigilant nor ready for a serious confrontation.
RIP to the 3 brave men, I only wish they were better prepared for this battle as they could still be with us
Never heard of this incident either, thanks for sharing OP.
If I'm not seeing what I believe I am in these videos, I apologize for my poor analysis and mistake in doing so (officers not guarding their backside
allowing shooter a clean advantage from behind).
edit on 2-7-2017 by Elementalist because: (no reason given)