There is a lot to think about in this police shooting video. NSFW for language and a guy getting shot in the chest
Beginning about 8 a.m., [Kevin] Costlow had been driving erratically in a Volkswagen sedan heading out of Laytonsville …
One driver swerved off the road to avoid him, crashing into a telephone pole. Costlow then crashed head-on into a second vehicle at the intersection of Olney Laytonsville Road and Fieldcrest Road, officials said.
The crashes and the strange driving led several people to call 911.
Popkin said the Volkswagen rolled on for about 20 feet after the second collision. Costlow then got out of his car and used a large piece of wood to try to attack the people he had just crashed into, Popkin said.
The sheriff’s deputy was driving to work in Rockville and either heard about the 911 calls or just happened to be passing, Popkin said. He stopped at the scene to help when Costlow allegedly turned on him.
Popkin said the deputy appears to have unsuccessfully tried to use his Taser to stop the assailant, who continued to attack with the piece of wood.
I saw this video yesterday going around with just the shooting part and no context or knowledge of a taser being tried first. So I decided not to comment on it till I had more info. Let’s forget that for a bit and leave the debate about the Top. Man. using deadly force being justified for some other time.
Just for discussion lets say it was a good shoot, which it probably is. Why in the world did the cop not use a failure drill and shoot the guy in the face? From that distance even a cop couldn’t miss his head. Even a Top, Top Man would have made that shot.
Next, I want to point out that was a 9mm.. “But with modern bullet technology, the 9mm is just as goo or better than a..” I hear you about to furiously bang out on your keyboad. Stop. Use something bigger, no amount of marketing claims, gun tubers or celebrity firearms trainers are going to convince me otherwise. But hey, you carry what you want. I will stick to 10mm.
That cop tried hard not to shoot that dude, which could have ended very badly for him.
Last, boy that guy barely looked annoyed right up till his heart stopped beating. That is the strength of the truly doped up or insane right there.