Question about post shooting actions

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    Question about post shooting actions

    Another thread got me thinking and I didnít want to hijack that thread. I doubt that I will get many responses to this but here it goes anyhow.

    I would like to hear from people with real life experience here.

    Regarding a post self defense shooting, here are my questions.

    Did you talk to the police or immediately ask for a lawyer?
    What did you say?
    What would you do different if you could?

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    I talked to police. I regretted it. Never talk to them

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    I would say only the bare amount necessary - that you were in fear for your life, and defending yourself; that the relevant evidence is (point it out). I think there was a good video posted relatively recently where Mas Ayoob explains what you DO need to say. It is not a good idea to stay completely silent... it could definitely work against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie313 View Post
    I talked to police. I regretted it. Never talk to them
    Can you elaborate a little more?

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    Yes I talked to LE, specifically homicide, as thus far any shooting I have had has been on duty, but I don't think that is what you are interested in.
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    My only SD shootings have been in a war zone (no questions about those) ! I was involved in a couple shooting incidents while active LEO, they were investigated and we were cleared. We did speak to Homicide Detectives and Attorney General.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul34 View Post
    I would say only the bare amount necessary - that you were in fear for your life, and defending yourself; that the relevant evidence is (point it out). I think there was a good video posted relatively recently where Mas Ayoob explains what you DO need to say. It is not a good idea to stay completely silent... it could definitely work against you.
    You posted for info from those who have been there, I have not, but will post my feelings on the subject anyway. I agree with paul 34, point out you feared for your life, show LEO any evidence you know the where abouts of and point out those who witnessed the act and anything else you feel at the time to be pertenent to showing you to be the victim. Then shut up, and to help me to keep my mouth shut I would say I was not feeling well and needed medical attenion.This gets you away from the LEO and giving you time to get your lawyer on hand.

    To summarize talk enough to tell LEO you are the GG but don't be a motor mouth and tell all until you have Lawyered up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevem174 View Post
    Another thread got me thinking and I didn’t want to hijack that thread. I doubt that I will get many responses to this but here it goes anyhow.

    I would like to hear from people with real life experience here.

    Regarding a post self defense shooting, here are my questions.

    Did you talk to the police or immediately ask for a lawyer?
    What did you say?
    What would you do different if you could?

    Thanks
    I have been thinking about this exact same question so thanks for asking it. I really am interested in the lessons learned of those put in the situation.

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    After the shooting stops, what do you say when you call 911? Do you let someone else call? What if someone else calls first? If the bad guy survives and manages to call first, what then?

    We've all heard recordings of 911 calls. If it's introduced in court, will yours help you or hurt you?

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