Normally, if you have to kill an intruder, you tell the 9-1-1 operator: "Shots fired, intruder down." then you answer her questions. I was having coffee with a couple of other retired old cops last week and one of them told an interesting story. He was a sergeant, and on all shots fired calls, a supervisor is dispatched as well as patrolmen. A guy called 9-1-1 and said: Shots fired, intruder dead. The dispatcher told him that police and an ambulance were enroute. The caller replied that an ambulance wasn;t need, but perhaps the coroner was. The dispatcher asked if the caller was the homeowner. The caller said, that no, he was a neighbor, and he was calling because the homeowner was too upset to be coherent. The sergeant said that when he arrived on scene, he asked the neighbor why he thought an ambulance wasn't needed. the neighbor said that the intruder was already dead. The sergeant asked him how he knew the interuder was actually dead. The neighbor said "Because I'm chief of surgery at St. Luke's."