SWAT team's shooting of Marine causes outrage - Yahoo! News Ok sounds like the cops had little to no justification for the raid. Putting that aside, they had every legal right to fire if as reported and supported by his wife and the facts he came armed to the approaching police. If his lawyer proves or reasonable can substantiate the claim they had no legal cause to be there ( to a reasonable persons test) then I suspect the city will have to pay. In my sicker depressed days I worried about just such an occurrence. My delusional paranoia and armed cops showing up at my door might have been a recipe for disaster. Fortunately they never had a reason to come to my house except the occasional single deputy looking for my daughter.