When I wrote the other day about the police officer shooting around Washington and Rainbow, something caught my eye and it's been causing me to wonder what really happened.
Before I go further, I am not a cop hater and I support law enforcement, (unless they pull me over.)
I will say since this came from the Las Vegas Sun, it's accuracy can be easily questioned.
That being said, I just wonder about this: he "heard shots fired and found a LVMPD officer partially lying on the suspect." The second officer “saw the suspect pointing a black semi-automatic handgun at the downed officer” then “fired at the suspect to neutralize the threat against the downed officer.”
My question is this: One of the officers had the suspect partially covered. Since the officer knew he had a gun since the thug fired it and wounded a fellow officer, why did he tackle the thug? How come he didn't shoot him? Did his gun jam or was it not working? Was he afraid to shoot the guy? Did the thug shoot the officer while he was on the ground wrestling with the other officer?
To, it just seems strange the the officer would be fighting with this thug when he knew he had fired shoots and wounded a fellow officer.
Again, I am glad the thug is dead and no one else got injured and I am not trying to second guess the officers- they did what they had to do. But this scenario seems a bit strange.
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