NYPD: 9 shooting bystander victims hit by police gunfire

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    All nine people wounded during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were struck by bullets fired by the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence.

    The veteran patrolmen who opened fire on the suit-wearing gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, had only an instant to react when he whirled and pointed a .45-caliber pistol as they approached him from behind on a busy sidewalk


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    Imagine how many pedestrians would have been hit if everyone around there had guns on them...
     
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    Why did they approach him in such a populated area if they thought he was dangerous?
     
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    Because he had just shot someone, and was walking away, about to disappear into the morning rush-hour crowds in midtown?

    What would you have done in their place?
     
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    OH... So they did the right thing then...?
     
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    I don't know. Don't have all the facts.

    Not really interested in the morality of it.
     
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    Law enforcement did their best, in an unexpected, emergency crisis. No crystal balls arrive with their uniforms. And yes, it appeared he might not be done killing after the brutal murder of his employer.
     
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    Were there any pedestrians left or did the cops tag em all? 14 shots and 10 hits on bystanders. Thank God the pros were there! Pity the only one there who could shoot was the perp.
     
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    Officer Craig Matthews shot seven times. Officer Robert Sinishtaj fired nine times, police said. Neither had ever fired their weapons before on a patrol.

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    Matthews had drawn attention earlier this year by filing a lawsuit against the New York Police Department that accused his superiors of unfairly punishing him for not meeting arrest quotas. A judge threw out the complaint.

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    Wow.

    No pressure there.
     
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    They all went back to the gym, fired some Dianabol, and jerked each other off since they actually got to shoot a real human.
     

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