This off-duty police officer was in the right place at the right time. Another reason we should carry concealed! Wash, set, and shoot: Cop takes on gunman in beauty salon - CNN.com Some serious courage to be taking fire and still have your wits about you. I bet she was wishing she had more than 5 shots though! As for the shooting the hands, I think she was probably aiming for the core and hit his hands, IMO, which in NO WAY detracts from her steely actions.