That is not the way a person should answer a door when the police are knocking. A tragedy that could have been avoided. He exited his home so fast the police never had a chance to take cover, it’s like he rushed out the door. What was that all about?
I don’t know but I’m just glad it wasn’t a random innocent person, wrong address pizza delivery, someone looking for a lost dog, etc, it really looks like he was on a mission to murder whomever it was that had knocked on his door.
I caught the fact it was the wrong house they came too, and the homeowner came out pointing a gun but what the heck happened when the women came out? Did she have a gun too?
Do not open door if you do not know who is knocking on your door! Have them identify themselves and if it is your drunk neighbor, you can at least help him get home. If it is someone you do not know then call 9-1-1 and have the LEO shoot them!
After the initial shooting, Mr. Dotson’s wife, also armed with a handgun, fired from the doorway of the residence. Once again, officer(s) fired. Once she realized that the individuals outside the residence were officers, she put the gun down and complied with the officer’s commands.
Mr. Dotson suffered fatal injuries as a result of the shooting and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. Mrs. Dotson, who was uninjured, has not been charged with a crime.
You can find multiple videos online from doorbell cameras of home invaders claiming to be cops in the middle of the night. Therefore, it makes sense to be cautious, arming yourself and acting to confirm identity before opening the door. You can confirm identity by calling out to see uniforms and badges (need a camera or surreptitious window view), and calling 911 for them to say yes, those are police.
However, it is monumentally stupid to open the door with gun in hand in this situation, no matter whether they really are police or are miscreants attacking the house. In either case, you are about to get into a gun fight while fully exposed.