overhead, I sure would feel differently. Only him in danger, target clearly identified. I'd still be asking some questions about whether they attempted negotiations. We don't even know if the body is his at this point.
I don't know what happened, but my understanding is he came out, popped smoke, fired at the officers and then was forced back inside when they returned fire. They knew he was in there, I don't know if they knew he was alone. Like I said, I have mixed feelings about this. I am usually really nervous about government use of power, especially when it results in the death of a citizen. There is part of me that believes one sort of throws their natural rights out the window when one starts shooting at police officers. Yeah, I know, the rights never go away, but I don't expect to be offered quarter when I am shooting at people.
When one factors in the shooting of the other innocent folks just for driving pick up trucks it does not look good for the LAPD.