Monday, June 1, 2009

Pharmacy Shooting

Pharmacy Shooting

A couple career criminals come into a pharmacy, pull and armed robber and the pharmacist whips out his gun. He shoots one, then chases the other for a while, comes back and shoots the first one to death. Then the cops come and he gets arrested, for murder.

Can we expect a pharmacist to have the same self control and presence of mind in a deadly force situation that we expect from a peace officer? At the end of a pursuit, at the end of a shooting incident officers who are trained for those situations are filled with adrenaline. They often have to have others help them regain the control necessary for effective law enforcement.

This incident was terrible, it is unfortunate that these two young men chose to become criminals and rob this store. It is unfortunate that this pharmacist did not exercise the control that we expect from our law enforcement officers. Bad business all around, that's what the SGT Says.


Alex said...

Is that sort of "end of incident" training available for civilian CCW holders?

Protect_and_Serve said...

Typically, if someone commits a felony that results in a death (even if they didn't do the killing) they get charged with the murder. So, if anyone should be at fault for the homicide, it's the dead robber.

Bunkermeister said...

CCW holders should get more training. This is a good job for our community colleges. Too bad most of them are anti-gun.

Bunkermeister said...

As I understand it, they are charging the adults who convinced the teenagers to commit the crime. I don't condone what the pharmicist did, but I don't think he really belongs in jail.