posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 01:41 PM
reply to post by Mamatus
I live in Arizona and this blows my mind. I was almost in the same situation a couple days prior to this incident. I was driving home from work on nye
at just after 2 in the afternoon. I was almost home getting ready to turn north on 56th st from Indian school. That's when a police chase passed me.
The car trying to flee tried to turn south on 56th st and crashed. The passenger got out and took off running south. When I looked back, the officer
and gentlemen whose truck was hit by the fleeing car, were trying to wrestle the driver to the ground. That is when the driver of the fleeing car
gained control of the police officers weapon and shot both gentlemen.
This blows my mind because I saw the whole thing happen. I was sitting in my truck in the middle of the intersection thinking I need to help. I
had my .45 in my hand ready to jump out and help. There were so many things going thru my head. Do I get out with my gun, do I chase the passenger, do
I help wrestle the driver down to the ground. Eventually I did nothing and watched as this thug shot the officer and civilian trying to help.
There were so many concerns. I did not want to be outside with my gun when the next officer arrived for an officer down call. If I would have
gotten out to help wrestle I would have ran across the street and arrived right when the suspect gained control of the gun and who knows what could
have happened. I always prepare and feel like I could handle a situation like that. I froze, did nothing, watched. I did not know my rights and what I
could and couldn't so. My main concerns at the time were being there with a gun when responding officers arrived and if I could legally help. I did
not want to shoot the perp and get used or charged for doing so. After the fact, my concern was if I got out to help I would have been arriving right
when the suspect gained control of he gun and who knows what could happen