Trooper Mark Coates video, Armed citizens almost shot by backup officers
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At the 8:35 mark on the video, the first officer arrives on the scene, and seems about a hair's breadth away from shooting two witnesses who stopped to help Trooper Coates. It notes in the video that one of the two has a .380 in his hand when the trooper arrives on scene. This citizen's willingness to help law enforcement is commendable :congrats: , but it damn near got him shot :ahhhhh: for his efforts.
Citizen trying to help at scene of officer shooting with gun in hand when other officers arrive = very, VERY BAD idea :nono:
I think we can all learn a lot from seeing how hyped up the first officer is in this video, and how confusion at the scene almost led to a 'friendly fire' incident.