Revisiting the police shooting at a Central Florida Target store, it looks like the police DID get this one right. There was a gun in the car (a gold plated Glock with a 30 round magazine) and the criminals tried using their car to ram police vehicles and run over a deputy.
The deputies involved were detectives and were not road deputies, so did not have body cameras. However, the police did release security camera video from the Target store that shows the Audi with the critters in it ramming police vehicles.
Of course, there are apologists for the criminals. Sandman USAF had this to say:
There is no law in Florida that says I can’t carry an extended magazine just like I can have a military style rifle thay I have used in Afghanistan. No one should die for petty theft of some trading cards.
My reply to that was this:
Lie. The rifle you would have carried in Afghanistan would have been a military M4, which is classified under US law as a “machine gun” and has been outlawed since 1986. There is a law that says you can’t carry a handgun unless you have a permit, which people under 21 cannot get. They didn’t die for Pokemon and Pizza. They died because they tried to use their car as a weapon against cops.
Had they surrendered to the cops, it is likely that nothing would have happened to them. Target doesn’t want even charges pressed. Even if Target wanted to press charges, a plea deal would have meant misdemeanor petty theft charges and some probation. Instead, these pillars of the community (/sarc) turned what would have been a stern talking to into attempted murder of a cop and a police shooting. Stupidity.