Opinions vary on actions of Las Vegas police officers during gun battle

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On July 11, 2018 it appears that an individual wanted to hold court in the streets. The police officer's body cam captured it all. Nunez attempted to enter a school, fortunately it was locked. One officer involved fired 31 shots, many of them from his moving vehicle. The other officer fired 1 shot. Personally, I think whatever it took to stop these two was justified. Once they shot at police it was clear that they were a significant danger to the public and needed to be taken down.

Opinions vary on actions of Las Vegas police officers during gun battle

Police pursuits can be dangerous for both officers and the public and reactions to the video have been varied. Most people seem to support the actions of the police officers but there are those who believe that the officers acted irresponsibly. So 13 Action News asked someone who specializes in this type of training to weigh in on this video.

https://www.ktnv.com/news/police-re...en-involved-in-shootout-with-las-vegas-police
The suspects traded more than 60 shots with police during the harrowing pursuit. The officer behind the wheel, William Umana, can be heard on video yelling “shots fired” multiple times. The chase ended when the suspects crashed into the wall of an elementary school.


Rene Nunez, 30, got out of the vehicle and tried to run upstairs into the school, but the door was locked, Las Vegas Metro police Assistant Sheriff Tim Kelly said.

Fidel Miranda, 23, moved toward the passenger seat of the SUV and started to move it back toward the officer’s cruiser. Police fired on Miranda and he later died at the scene. Nunez, who was also wounded, was arrested and is facing several felony charges, including murder, police said.

Wild video shows Las Vegas police pursuit, shootout with suspects | Fox News
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On July 11, 2018 it appears that an individual wanted to hold court in the streets. The police officer's body cam captured it all. Nunez attempted to enter a school, fortunately it was locked. One officer involved fired 31 shots, many of them from his moving vehicle. The other officer fired 1 shot. Personally, I think whatever it took to stop these two was justified. Once they shot at police it was clear that they were a significant danger to the public and needed to be taken down.





[video=youtube;iZ4khQyvpRs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ4khQyvpRs[/video]​
The picture shows a cop with gun pointed at a back window of the car he is pursuing shot out. How did he do that without breaking his own windshield? by the way, what the fuck is the purpose of this thread?
 
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The picture shows a cop with gun pointed at a back window of the car he is pursuing shot out. How did he do that without breaking his own windshield? by the way, what the fuck is the purpose of this thread?
Someone else shot out the back window?
 

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The picture shows a cop with gun pointed at a back window of the car he is pursuing shot out. How did he do that without breaking his own windshield? by the way, what the fuck is the purpose of this thread?
Yes, the still picture does show the back window having been shot out. In an attempt to get away, those being pursued shot through the back window at the officers pursuing them. The officer, did fire shots through his windshield. It's a good video released by the Las Vegas Police. There are several discussions that could be had over this. Two individuals in a traffic stop firing at police, should the police break off pursuit or use lethal means to stop them?
 
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Someone else shot out the back window?
You are right. The vehicles occupants fired shots that took out their own back window. The officer fires after being shot at more than once. He calls out "shots fired" each time he sees the individuals shooting.
 

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Maybe to discuss the event? Just spit balling here.
I think there are a lot of potential discussions here. The individuals were both convicted felons. Yet, they had a gun. I guess that gun law didn't work. They led police on a high speed pursuit through populated area with many shots being fired by both the police and the individuals. One was killed in the event. Was the officer justified in killing him? How much of a threat are people willing to shoot at police?
 
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I think there are a lot of potential discussions here. The individuals were both convicted felons. Yet, they had a gun. I guess that gun law didn't work. They led police on a high speed pursuit through populated area with many shots being fired by both the police and the individuals. One was killed in the event. Was the officer justified in killing him? How much of a threat are people willing to shoot at police?
Absolutely.

And, if both thugs had been killed, who could argue that they did not get what they deserved?
 

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