Required regardless

" will have to put a single well aimed round through his head, and you most certainly can NOT use spray and pray.
"This is required regardless of whether or not the perp aims his weapon at you." -Vic

Precisely put.

"The veteran police officer... [with] about 12 years of experience on the Nassau County police force and [who] previously spent several years as a New York City police officer"...

I do not criticize this poor cop - I wasn't there, and he's already dealing with his future - but I am reminded of criticisms I've read here about cop gun training and general discipline being frequently poor.

As ever, yeah, let's only let cops have guns and we can be that guy hiding behind the couch.