"Depends.. am I an active shooter? Due process is always the goal, but we can't be any more absolute there than we possibly can."
Now that's a good question.
This case might actually be the poster boy for that too.
The people in the houses and vehicles the LE guys shot up a few days ago might very well have returned fire, thinking they were being attacked by criminals, and probably been within their legal rights.
At that point wouldn't they have fit your definition of an active shooter?
It's a troubling question, if i'm innocent, I'm fired on by the police first, and the only way to survive is to return fire, what do I do?
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