Yes, I have also thought about this and it seems like there really would be little you could do on your own from a legal standpoint to stop them. Obviously you can’t shoot someone just because they are trying to get away. Now, if you had other people with you and could use “reasonable” force to detain that person for the LEOs - I would think that was OK.
Just a side note three Wal-Mart employees forcibly detained a fleeing shoplifter over the weekend in suburban Atlanta and the guy died. As of now I’m not sure of all the circumstance, but it appears he was placed in a choke hold.
So, I know some may disagree, but as angry as I might be I don’t think from an ethical or legal standpoint that I want to kill someone over property.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman