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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 2-year-old hit by police gunfire that killed a suspect fleeing a Baymeadow Road bank robbery remains in critical condition 12 hours after emergency surgery.
Police said a masked man carrying a .357 revolver ran out of a Wachovia bank just after 3 p.m. Friday, across the street and forced his way into a car in the drive-through lane of a Wendy's restaurant.
A woman, a boy and a girl were in the car as the man began to drive off after an officer fired a shotgun at him.
Originally posted by Muckster
I think most people on ATS are aware that a shotgun, when using shells, fires a spread of pellets making the weapon not very effective at discriminating against a target in a crowd!!
The word "idiotic" springs to mind... However, I’m sure that this cop never meant any harm to the family and probably panicked!
I hope that Child makes it... for the sake of everyone concerned!
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
This is one case where I believe the officer should be charged with negligence and careless discharge of a firearm. If I am out hunting and through a poor judgement call on my part, a person is shot... I am charged with a crime. Obviously, the officer failed to follow due dilligence here.
That said, anyone who points to this as some sort of sign that police are out of control or uses it as a means to incriminate law enforcement as a whole is a grade 'A' imbecile.