Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sound of Gunshots

http://www.lawofficer.com/videos/2015/07/video-of-georgia-deputy-shooting-released.html

In this incident the officer fired five shots.  He hit the suspect two times.  The suspect survived and was hospitalized.  The suspect had an AK-47 style rifle and fired at the deputy.  The officer was sent to the home in response to neighbors complaints about the sound of gunshots.

Despite the complaints about gunshots, the deputy pulled into the driveway.  Ordinarily if you have a report of gunshots, it would be prudent to stop some distance away.  Then spend a few moments waiting to hear more gunshots.

Once you have waited a reasonable time, then you can go forward, using cover and concealment and look for the probable source of the shooting.  It is not inconceivable the officer can pull up into the driveway and be greeted with a hail of gunfire; that's what the SGT Says.

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