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    Officer fires shot at fleeing vehicle

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/125684883.html

    Could you imagine if one of us heard shots coming from a vehicle and then we fired at it? Could you imagine how much the news would demonize us for doing so?
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    Well it sounds like one in the car pointed a gun at the officer first...then started driving away or something like that. I think it sounds like it's a legitimate situation to defend oneself or others. Without knowing what the scene and timing was like could the officer have gotten off more shots, maybe. Should he have...maybe. But we were there, we don't know the line of fire, the background etc. But bottom line is we don't have all the information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motofixxer View Post
    Well it sounds like one in the car pointed a gun at the officer first...then started driving away or something like that. I think it sounds like it's a legitimate situation to defend oneself or others. Without knowing what the scene and timing was like could the officer have gotten off more shots, maybe. Should he have...maybe. But we were there, we don't know the line of fire, the background etc. But bottom line is we don't have all the information.
    All true points. We don't know at what distance the officer was at from the car or if a call for backup was made afterwards, or anything like that.
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    I used to work 2nd shift a few blocks from there at St. Joe's Hospital. It was never a fun ride home and I went through that intersection every night.
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    This story can't possibly be true. Firearms in vehicles must be unloaded and encased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/125684883.html

    Could you imagine if one of us heard shots coming from a vehicle and then we fired at it? Could you imagine how much the news would demonize us for doing so?
    Yeah you'd be right, we'd be demonixed!
    However, if any LEO here in the State deals with a "fleeing felon" they are allowed to fire upon them up to and including running away on foot. It would be justified if the "suspect" had a gun, using it or not, it would be a felony to point it at a LEO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qball54208 View Post
    Yeah you'd be right, we'd be demonixed!
    However, if any LEO here in the State deals with a "fleeing felon" they are allowed to fire upon them up to and including running away on foot. It would be justified if the "suspect" had a gun, using it or not, it would be a felony to point it at a LEO.
    I dont think he was pointing it at the officer, he was kinda waiving it like "hello sir" in a friendly, non-threatening manner.
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