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On a busy Friday morning in Manhattan, nine pedestrians suffered bullet or fragment wounds after police unleashed a hail of gunfire at a man wielding a .45 caliber pistol who had just killed a former co-worker.
The officers unloaded 16 rounds in the shadow of the Empire State Building at a disgruntled former apparel designer, killing him after he engaged in a gunbattle with police, authorities said.
Three passersby sustained direct gunshot wounds, while the remaining six were hit by fragments, according to New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. All injuries were caused by police, he s
Originally posted by fnpmitchreturns
Nine people were shot by police as they fired at the suspect hitting him 3 times. There were 16 shots fired by the two officers of which 12 hit a people. Were these the hollow points that police and shooters claim can knock down a person better than a normal bullet?
I am just surprised that there were 9 other people shot by police while the gunman killed his intended target with 2 shots to the head.
In another thread about a Michigan man who was gunned down in a hail of 30 bullets while his back was turned.
I am not defending the gunman or police but this is what happens in the instant of an eye and decisions have to made.....
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 25-8-2012 by fnpmitchreturns because: (no reason given)