Other State Opinions On This Police Shooting.

Looks like the guy answered the door with a gun, nothing wrong there. Just because someone knocks and says "police" doesn't mean it couldn't be a bad guy up to no good. Then once the guy realizes it is LE he tried to set the gun on the ground and gets shot in the process.

Looks like a dirty shoot to me.
 
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After watching the video, I can definitely see the reason he had guns drawn on him when he came out with the hand on the gun, which the shooter could see. I closed my eyes and listened to the audio to hear if there were competing or contradicting commands regarding dropping the gun, but all I could here has “Show your hands, hands, hands!” and “whoa whoa whoa”. Not sure, but the “whoas” could have been the dead guy realizing who he was looking at.

I doubt this shooting will be ruled as a bad shoot for a few reasons.

1: They knocked and announced. Whether it could be anybody or not, coming outside with your hand on your gun will get guns pointed back at you if it really is the cops.

2: No competing commands, they ordered him to show hands. Problem is, when you got your hand on your gun behind your back and you’re half kneeling and iff balance, that hand coming out is a critical moment. I’m not sure how the gun ended up on the ground, but if it got there by the dead guy’s hand, that will bode well for the shooter.

3: Is it objectively reasonable for an officer to be in fear of death if a guy comes to you, as he’s been ordered after a knock and announce, with his hand on his gun? That has to be determined without hindsight because hindsight isn’t admissible. Objective reasonableness based on the totality of the circumstances.

I think the guy wasn’t in a good mood and that influenced his actions answering the door the way he did. He looks, after watching the video a couple of times, like he realizes it was a bad move and tries to rectify that. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well.
 

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He looks, after watching the video a couple of times, like he realizes it was a bad move and tries to rectify that. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well.
This is what I saw also. But, I think he should have been a little more careful answering the door with a side arm. Especially since the officers announced themselves. It just looked to me like he was trying to set his firearm on the ground and his motions didn't look threatening to me. Again, high stress situation and I wasn't there.
 

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