Thursday, December 11, 2014
"Shoot to Wound?"
Many people wonder why officers don't "shoot to wound." I've never seen or heard of police being trained onthis strategy. In a stressful, fast-moving situation, it is argued, and perhaps rightly so, that it is not really feasible and may put the officer's life in danger. It takes an extremely serious gunshot wound to immediately incapacitate a suspect. Even a shot in the heart will not immediately incapacitate. See this article on the topic.