Originally Posted by armedandsafe
Shot perp center of mass, just as trained and recommended by so many. Shot perp while standing in open, at "face to face" distance. Didn't shoot and move, tried to "Hollywood." Didn't look for tell-tale signs of armor, intoxication, or drug high.
At least he took action. It is apparent he distracted the killer from finishing off the son, and, thus, saved his life. That makes him a hero in my book.
The perp had a bullet proof vest AND a flak jacket on. Probably unknown to the poor hero type. Too bad, at least he did it by the regs!