Originally posted by BeyondPerception
Originally posted by XcathdraEven more so being its been confirmed the kid had a gun, that he did shoot at the cops, and the fact that the cops were a better shot than he was.
I'm falling a little behind on the thread. Can you direct me to the confirmation of the first 2.
Gunshot residue on kids hands
ATS post - image of gun on the ground
Gun located possibly one used in shooting in San Fran (not seattle)
KQED News - Timeline of Events with detailed info
Who shot first?
Police say Harding fired at officers before the officers returned fire. Lieutenant Hector Sainez, Commanding Officer for SFPD’s homicide detail said, "We have witnesses who say they did see flash, the muzzle flash the suspect fired backwards at the officers as he was running."
In addition to eyewitness testimony, police say they have GPS technology that pinpointed where there was gunfire, as well as recorded audio.
Commander Mikail Ali said, "The timeline on these 10 shots that were registered by the system is about six seconds. There is a time of 1.9 seconds between the first shot and the second shot. It is that time period that we believe that the first shot was fired by the suspect, and then the officers were in a position to identify and respond accordingly to being fired upon.
Has Harding’s gun been recovered?
Police say they have a gun, but have not yet confirmed if it’s the gun Harding used to fire at officers. They are waiting for results of ballistics, DNA, and other tests.
Who were the police officers involved in the shooting?
One of the officers was a senior station officer in the Bayview who walks the Third Street beat regularly. The other has 3+ years of law-enforcement experience. Both officers are now on paid administrative leave.
More info on the news site.