We have all heard about Rajan Moonesinghe getting shot by police on his own porch. He was carrying a rifle that he had just shot two rounds into his own house. The LEO shouted drop the gun and shot Rajan Moonesinghe.
A person has to ask a lot of questions here. How many mistakes do you notice here?
Rajan felt as though someone had been in or was still in his home. “Things were out of place.” So, he apparently had been in the house and had his rifle staging his self in the front of his home.
Calling 9-1-1 upon a break in is the first step when a home break in is believed to have happened. Communication with law enforcement side is key for your own protection coming and going. The LEO does not know if you are the good guy or the bad guy and carrying a rifle just puts you at a higher level of threat. Firing into the house just as police arrive will not help LEO to keep from being threatened.
Did the LEO know that it was his home when he arrived on scene? Or, did he see a man with a rifle shoot into “someone’s” home?
What we have to remember is, when LE shows up on the scene, we are NOT LE, so there should be no gun in our hands, and we most definitely shouldn’t be actively engaged in firing it. That’s just so dangerous, and a very stupid proposition to even entertain!
No, they were informed by another person that there was a disturbed person pacing around the front of a house. He should have been on the phone with LE and not trying to do whatever he was trying to do.