Went sideways for the officers? They had the suspect pointed out to them and were in the immediate vicinity and took action. Things went sideways because they missed? It isn't like the bad guy was bobbing and weaving through the crowd trying to avoid the cops. In fact, he moves a whole 6 or 8 feet, slowly, stagger stepped, trying to move more into the open apparently to get a better shot at the cops. Most of the time he is being shot, he is standing still, except for collapsing, of course.
You don't blame the officers for the 6 hit by fragments, okay, but that leaves the 2 people other than the shooter who were shot by the cops. What of them?
It does't matter if the fragments were ricochets or not, they were responsible for injuring innocent bystanders.
"If you look through your scope and see your shoe, aim higher."
-- said to me by my 11 year old daughter before going out for hogs 8/13/2011