There’s been a lot of talk about how people would respond if they found themselves in the situation that happen to LA County Deputy Solano (RIP).
For those that don’t know, Deputy Solano was off duty in a local Jack In The Box waiting for his order when he was shot in the back of the head. Details are now coming out that Deputy Solano confronted a threat when he was shot. Previously is was reported as an unprovoked random attacked.
Based on the unprovoked attack details - what would you have done? Drawn and returned fire or been a good witness?
So many on the different gun groups are saying they would have drawn and fired until they had taken the suspect out.
Here’s my issue with this particular case and why I may have been a good witness only.
- Initial reports unprovoked attack, suspect walked up behind the off duty deputy and shot him in the back of the head while he was waiting for his order.
Knowing the area and the fact it appeared to be some sort of hit, I would have immediately assumed gang related in some way. With this in mind, there was no way of knowing how many possible gang affiliates of the suspect where on the perimeter waiting to jump in if needed.
The suspects reportedly calm demeanor during the shooting would have given me pause to act. One suspected shooter is now god knows how many?
Suspects acting alone aren’t normally as calm as has been reported in this situation. They are usually hurried and sloppy, getting in and out as fast as possible.
It wasn’t known until late yesterday that Deputy Solano addressed some sort of confrontation with the suspect. We don’t know if Deputy Solano identified himself as an officer. If he did, that might change my thoughts in hindsight.
Based off the initial reports of unprovoked attack, shooting Deputy’s Solano in the head from behind while he waited for his order, what would you have done?