Originally Posted by yoseyman
I agree ^^^^ But 31 shots? unless they had guns this seems excessive.
I believe there has to be more to the story. Not just one cop either.
Two or three guys emptying there guns takes a couple of seconds.
A 9mm could be loaded with 16 rounds total, a .40 with 15....
You shoot until empty and/or the threat is over.
If the guy is dead, who cares if it is 1 or 50 bullets?
A college friend who is an ER doc told me about a guy who lunged at police with a knife in his hand. The shot and hit him 45 times. 3 cops at close range.
When the family of the dead guy arrived they had not been told what happened. They asked my friend, "Is he OK, Doc?"
My friend had just walked out of the room where the guys bullet riddled body (over 60 entrance/exit wounds) was laying on a table.
He was caught completely off guard and replied, "He's DEAD." In a tone that sugeested that he couldn't believe that they would ask such a stupid question. Like "Are you kidding me? He is fucking dead."
He immediately realized what he had said and apologized.
The cops then pulled my friend aside and basically begged that he not let the family see the body. He told the cops, "I can't do that." They threatened to arrest him for "tampering with a crime scene"...he told them to fuck off.
They then went back to good-cop mode and tried to act like docs and cops were one big happy family. What they didn't know was that my friend had been pulled over by the CHP two days before for speeding and had been given the full felony stop treatment for going 90mph on the freeway in his Porsche. Welcome to LA.
He wasn't in the mood to help out these knuckleheads.
It turned out that 10 or more of the entrance wounds were in the guys side and back. They kept shooting until he was on the ground and it was chalked up as a justifiable shooting.