A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Amazing Shot!

In Seattle Washington, two police officers confronted a gunman armed with a Colt revolver. The officers approached the man near a bus stop. Although the man was suspected of being armed, the officers did not see a weapon, so at first they planned to restrain him.

When the man turned to face them, the officers ordered him to get on the ground and show his hands. The warning was heard by several witnesses. Instead of complying, the suspect reached behind his back with both hands, and he produced the Colt revolver pictured here.

The officers ordered the man to drop the gun. Instead of complying, the suspect squared up against them. Both officers fired their Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic handguns in response to the deadly threat. One officer fired four shots; the other, three shots. What occured next is a phenomenon called threat fixation. The mind is focused on the percieved threat as tunnel vision occurs in a life or death encounter. Shots fired tend to be aimed where the mind and therefore the eyes are focused.

There is little doubt as to the orientation of the suspect's firearm. One of the officer's bullets entered the front of the Colt's cylinder, crushing the round in that chamber, and jamming the revolver. The suspect was fatally wounded by the other bullets and died at the scene.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. If that's not an example of front sight, press...

3:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not exactly any doubt about whether the "suspect" pointed his weapon at the cops, is there?

6:49 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

This is a perfect example on how to achieve "Undoubted Self-Defense"!

What an amazing event!

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love it when the good guys/gals win. One less lowlife.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous John G said...

I've read that many combat wounds are in the hand/arm/shoulder area because shooters tend to focus on the enemy's weapon. You shoot where you look.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Pawpaw said...

That shot was pure coincidence, although threat fixation played a big part.

This is a classic example of how NOT to interact with a police officer if you are carrying.

4:42 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

But the big question is, can the revolver be saved?

12:53 PM  

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