SHOOTING INCIDENTS, COMMON FACTORS
FBI Agent Involved Shootings, 1989-1994
♦ Average 20-30 shootings per year, typically in plain civilian clothing
♦ FBI agents donít do patrol work, donít police bars, donít answer domestic disturbance callsótheir
shootings closely parallel those of private citizens.
♦ Roughly one half of FBI involved shootings occur because of a criminal attempting to rob or assault
what they think is a private citizen, who turns out to be an FBI agent, since FBI agents are armed in
♦ 92% occurred at 6-10 feet
♦ Average rounds fired 3.2
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Discharge Report, 2007
♦ 56 incidents in which shots were fired
♦ 12 were accidental discharges, usually during cleaning
♦ Of the 44 defensive shootings:
♦ Average distance was 14.6 feet (about the length of a car).
♦ Average number of shots fired 5
Rangemaster Student Involved Shootings
♦ 46 incidents to date. Of these, 10 were selected for a presentation at the 2008 Tactical Conference.
Of those ten representative shootings:
♦ 5 of 10 involved an armed robbery by one or two suspects;
♦ 3 occurred on mall parking lots, only one occurred in home;
♦ In all but one, the range was inside the length of a large car/SUV;
♦ 4 out of 10 incidents involved 2 or more suspects;
♦ Average number of shots fired 3.8 (low-1, high-11)
♦ FBI: 6-10 feet/DEA: 14.6 feet/Rangemaster: 4-15 feet = 1 car length(average mid-size car about 15 feet
♦ Plain clothing, gun concealed, need fast concealed access.
♦ High probability of more than one assailant.
♦ Most occur in public areas, parking lots, malls, NOT at home. WEAR YOUR GUN!
The old adage, ďThree yards, three seconds, three shotsĒ has a lot of validity. Most of these incidents
happened at a distance equal to or slightly less than the length of a car. At that distance, your ability
to produce the gun very quickly and get reliable hits with the first few shots are the most important