I thought that as well, when the officer asked me if I could hear anything else he said other than the profanities. Those came through loud and clear and I told my wife as it was happening, which she relayed to 911. Unfortunately, everything else he said was muffled.
We'll be going to see the police chief on Monday. I'll let you know how it turns out. If the situation were reversed and it was me who was beating on the door and almost got shot and still might get jammed by the cops, I'd have headed back to IL the next day.
When I say that I think I could have legitimately fired through the door, I still believe that it would fall into the Michigan Castle Doctrine, which states:
(a) The individual against whom deadly force or force other than deadly force is used is in the process of breaking and entering a dwelling or business premises or committing home invasion
or has broken and entered a dwelling or business premises or committed home invasion and is still present in the dwelling or business premises, or is unlawfully attempting to remove another individual from a dwelling, business premises, or occupied vehicle against his or her will.
I obviously felt the guy was a threat to me and my family or I would have gone down and opened the door to find out what he wanted. :shock:
Had I shot him through the door (or inside for that matter) I'm sure that his family would have been on TV saying, "He was such a nice boy! He was just out having a good time, had a little too much to drink, and got confused! He probably just wanted directions back to his friend's house!
I was not in a hurry to shoot anyone for a variety of reasons.