Comment: They could have fled at any point.

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They could have fled at any point.

So you wouldn't have shot him if you were them. So why defend them for shooting him?

There were two. One could have tased and one could have covered. One could have shot his leg and the other could have covered. Either could have fired a warning shot. Neither needed to unload once he was down.