Very good point, Robo.The man shot one of the dogs. A cop shot the other two. And now the man may face charges for shooting inside DC? Wait, The cop shot also and he is not facing the same charges? NO NO NO! This is VERY WRONG. Cops enforce the law. They are not "the" law nor are they above the law. If exigent circumstances justify the cop's shots, they certainly justify the man's shot.
To be devils advocate here, maybe it was determined and it was the good Samaritan, and thats why the case is being pushed.It also said the boy was shot in the leg but it was undetermined as to whether it was the Good Samaritan or the cop who shot him. I wonder if that will ever come to light. My bet is that if it was the former it will, if it was the latter it won't.
The cops in DC are not making any allies on the streets. Not smart.
To be devils advocate here, maybe it was determined and it was the good Samaritan, and thats why the case is being pushed.
We can argue about it forever buy the fact of the matter is the kid could have been killed if the bullet went higher. Realistically, of course it was an accident but I wouldnt risk shooting the kid to save him, I would have positioned myself better or went and kicked the dog (or intervened as best as possible) or got point blank body shots or rear shots or anything.
I am strictly assuming he was shooting for the head and missed when he shot the kid.
Like I said we could argue 10000000 different senarios but you can risk someones life to save them is all I am saying.
In other news I still think he did a good job and probably should not be pressed with any charges. Accidents happen, he saved a life and it was as close as possible to the best possible outcome.