timf343 wrote:The driver ran a red light putting pedestrians and other motorists at risk. Obviously details are missing in this case, but reaching into the vehicle seems like it could be excessive for a mere traffic infraction. Not to mention the officer was reaching for the passenger, not the suspect!They approached the vehicle, with one officer contacting the driver of the vehicle and the other contacting the passenger. The officers had a brief conversation with the two people and the officer reached in to try to control the passenger, according to police.
The driver then accelerated the vehicle, driving over the officers’ bicycles and fleeing the scene eastbound on Sands Avenue. One officer then fired his weapon four times, striking the vehicle several times, according to police.
Then at 7:45 PM on a busy Friday night on the strip, an officer fired his weapon four times at a powerful vehicle fleeing at high speed? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That seems like a pretty bold risk to the safety of the many innocent people in that area. Unless all four rounds struck that vehicle, where did those other rounds land? YIKES!