22 November 2009

Anatomy of a Righteous Shoot

I'm visiting with my folks in Cincinnati when the morning programs are interrupted and the chief of police and mayor come on to do a press release about a shooting which had occurred the day before. This guy has misdemeanor warrants and decided that he was going to grab his pistol, run and shoot it out.

This is an abridged version (after an advertisement).

One interesting thing is that immediately after the shooting the officer in the camera puts his pistol on the ground. I'm not sure why he did that. He did not know he was on camera (the second video is from the store, not a police vehicle).


Flash Gordon said...

The stress of being involved in a shooting often makes people do things that they themselves cannot explain later. This is especially so of non-criminals who don't expect to ever have this experience. Police officers are not immune from it.

ParatrooperJJ said...

Your family is in Cinci? That's cool. Great town.

Anonymous said...

I imagine he placed his weapon on the ground because he was in plain clothes. Any officer arriving on the scene might confuse him for the armed suspect.