Firing In Pursuit of Fleeing Suspect Almost Always a Bad Idea

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Firing shots in pursuit of a fleeing suspect, absent a deadly force threat, is a fool’s game. In April of 2014 Indiana homeowner, 33-year-old David McLaughlin, heard the alarm on his home garage go off, suggesting that someone was breaking into the garage. Sure enough, when McLaughlin armed himself and went to investigate, he found 31-year-old David Bailey. News reports state that police confirmed …

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