Monday, March 09, 2015

Shooting To Wound?

I have to wonder in this case.

A teen who refused a Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer’s commands to drop a gun was shot by the officer Saturday night, according to Police Chief Rodney Monroe.

The teen, 14 or 15 years old, was hit in one leg and his wrists from the three or four shots fired by the police officer, according to Monroe at a news conference.


I wonder if the cop in this case was deliberately shooting to wound for reasons of political correctness, to prevent another Ferguson situation? Not that he couldn't simply be a lousy shot, he well could.

6 comments:

John Block said...
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John Block said...

Lousy shooting is likely the answer, depending on the training and experience level of the involved officer. While hard for folks who's fire arms experience is limited to Tee-Wee and Hollywierd to understand, cops CAN empty a weapon at a perp ten feet away.....and miss.

Bob said...

@John Block: duplicate posts removed. Thanks for replying!

Old NFO said...

Anyone that shoots to wound is asking for trouble... You own EVERY round fired... If you miss? You still own it.