Comment: Fleeing Suspects

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Fleeing Suspects

It is not a good idea to shoot a fleeing suspect. I know that cops and others on TV do it all the time, but in real life, it's a bad idea. In real life, if a cop did that, we'd be watching the video and condemning him for excessive force.

What if someone had been sitting in the neighbor's car that was hit? As it is, the shooter will have to repair the neighbor's car.

Shooting someone in the back is enough to turn a jury against one. I hope he wasn't aiming to do that, but it must have been a pretty bad neighborhood that this senior was so scared he was prepared to shoot even someone who is fleeing. Panic and guns: not a good combo.

What do you think?