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Las Vegas Officer Pleaded with Man to Drop Gun Before Fatal Shooting

Las Vegas police have released body camera video of a fatal officer-involved shooting Saturday in which the officer pleaded with a gunman to drop his weapon before he opened fire. More Here.

November 15, 2017

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Todd @ 11/16/2017 5:07 AM

It appears that the first officer on scene fails to do the 'hard thing,' necessary here. I have watched this many times and arguably this officer had the better angle to take the shot, with the woman being on the same side in terms of backdrop. Goofy loops and modern ideas of "de-escalation," training are not only dangerous for the brothers and sisters in blues and browns, but clearly also for the citizens we're supposed to protect. Other news reports on this make clear it was the second officer to arrive on scene who had something like 11 years experience who shot this unjust aggressor who refused around 26 commands, whilst armed with a handgun. Recalling when a gun is in play - it changes things as it is an imminent threat regardless of the direction it's pointed. Why? Action beats reaction. The decision of who lives and who dies was abdicated to the unjust aggressor. Thankfully he decided in this case not to actually shoot anyone else. Wake up Chiefs and Sherrif's. Wake up.

deputy moose @ 11/16/2017 8:13 AM

I agree, it could have been a better outcome, however the important thing is the "good" guys went home that night. Even though it was a legally justified use of deadly force, I expect the usual BS from the BLM thugs and their useful idiots.

jihacj58 @ 11/16/2017 8:29 AM

Three strikes your out. The officer had a good center chest shot before moving around the vehicle. That is why when he did shoot the suspect it went through his body and hit the victim. He also could have done a head shot before he ducked in front of the propane tanks. You endanger the victim when you don't take a shot that you have that will negate the action of the suspect. As a training officer the victim and yourself matter first the suspect second after you negate the situation.

Dr. Robert Hillsman, M.D. @ 11/16/2017 5:25 PM

Body cam shows 1st Officer running across the 2nd Officer's body cam as he 1st arrives. This Officer is the eventual shooter, and as pointed out, with the background being shelves of PROPANE GAS! Yep, things have really changed. The 2nd arriving Officer (bodycam wearer) requests a "Code Red" when clearly the 1st Officer should have done so when forced to retreat to a better location. We can always Monday Morning quarter back, and it will be reviewed extensively. Let's just hope that the 'de-escalation strategy' doesn't result In loss of life. Good outcome, thank God. Perps pulling guns and threatening others with it at close range need to be taken out.... (retired cop turned trauma doc)

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