HankT wrote:Mr. Ersland would have stopped being a victim when the robber stopped being a threat. If that proves to be the case, he's no hero.
That's exactly what it comes down to. The kid had a probably fatal shot to the head and was on the ground. I don't care if he was reaching for a gun, there isn't an remaining "threat" that a kick to the face wouldn't have eliminated.
What baffles me in this case is the nagging question: WHY did he do it? If he wanted the kid to die he could have just waited for him to bleed out before calling police. WHY incriminate himself like this? It just makes no sense.