I totally agree with your choices of action. I believe some of those states with the "castle Law" perhaps the choices you use may not be as critical of the actions taken. Those actions taken with the belief that they were carried out during the fear for your life or others may lessen the level of force liabilitity. However, it may be acceptable on a law level, but questioned at a civil level. So, it's back to giving no information, and refer back to a lawyer. There are no set standards. Many times a shooting will be cleared as reasonable action and rightful, to ending up in a civil suit where the out come can differ. The OJ case comes to mind, but many times a LEO shoots without options, and is cleared. Next the family has the officer in court for some form of excessive force, and loss of the dirt bag killed, and a wrongful death. Mostly settled out of court with undisclosed amount of money being paid Once cleared it should be the end of it, but real life puts the shooter back at the head of line, along with court time should he survive, and paying for his injuries that hamper his criminal career from continuing on.