|The two officers approached the young man near a bus stop. Though the man was suspected of being armed, the officers did not see a weapon, so at first they planned to restrain him.|
When the man turned to face them, the officers ordered him to get on the ground and show his hands.
The warning, Kimerer said, was heard by several witnesses.
Instead of complying, "the suspect reached behind his back with both hands," he said.
Out came a revolver, police officers said.
The officers ordered the man to drop the gun. Instead, police said, he squared up against them. "The officers returned fire in response to that deadly threat," Kimerer said.
Both officers, armed with Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic handguns, fired. One fired four shots; the second, three shots.
One of those bullets ended up in the gunman's gun -- jammed into the cylinder of his revolver. The department released photos Wednesday showing the cracked brass of a bullet shoved out of the rear of one chamber.
I'm so happy that the officers are fine and one more shithead is off the street. Good job guys!
Here's a closeup of the offender's gun
As a savvy, battle-scarred police veteran once told me, "The thing about this job is that you have to be ready, at a moment's notice to kill anyone - the old lady at the domestic, the elderly man on the traffic stop, the young man at the attempt suicide who has a gun to his head....anyone."
You just never know.