Much as I hope this drunk cop (hopefully EX-cop) gets what's coming to him, and I have zero support for him, there are some disagreements. Response in bold.
HeadshotPhantom, on Jun 16 2010, 08:51 PM, said:
Self-defense is one shot in the shoulder.
Shoot to wound is nothing short of a lawsuit. Bad, bad policy.
If he was shot thirteen times, the magazine couldn't have held much more, or anymore as far as I know, so therefore he was at close enough range for a drunk cop to hit him with every single round.
Most shootings in the real world, both criminal and self-defense, happen at ten feet or less. That shouldn't be too surprising. Given it was his "service weapon" I'm guessing a Glock 22 or Glock 17, in which case it'd be 15 round and 17 round capacity, respectively.
The 13 times doesn't bother me at all. Being drunk while carrying a duty gun and shooting an unarmed man bothers me. Trying to use that police influence to get out of rightful consequences bothers me further.
That also means the guy would hit the ground before all the shots were fired,Wrong, plain flat wrong. If his shots didn't penetrate organs (or barely did), it would take time for the guy's body to start to shut down (fall over). You bring down an assailant with a gun either by blood loss or internal organ damage.