2020 Jan 22, 9:32am
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Not murder.For a moment I started to feel mixed about how he kept shooting as the guy ran. But, the aggressor could have ran across the street, taken cover behind a parked car, collected his thoughts for a moment, and then charged back and murdered the cop, or recklessly shot from across the street into the crowd. The cop didn't seem to have any obvious retreat or alternative that would have secured the safety of him and his wife, and the two of them fleeing on foot is unrealistic, and attempting to drive away would likely be suicide. Plus, the cop knew his gunfire was trained and controlled, but if the aggressor were to start returning fire, perhaps from across the street, then lots of bystanders would be in danger.I think he did the right thing. When you seriously threaten someones life, it's on. Pulling a gun over a parking lot argument demonstrates they aren't of sound mind, in that moment. Assuming extreme aggression is correct.