The fate of the unknown cargo matters not. The shooting was done to stop the fleeing vehicle with only two known occupants in the cab of the vehicle. The intent does matter. The intent was to keep the United States a little bit safer for all of us. They were actually trying to stop the vehicle without killing the known occupants.
Uh, since when is shooting not lethal force, and if it wasn't lethal force how come there are
two dead people; regardless of whether or not that was the intent.
I agree the vehicle should be stopped not for the sake of the kids in that vehicle necessarily, but for the sake of other kids that could be run over. If the vehicle can be stopped in such a way to keep the occupants alive, great, but it's not a needed requirement.
Yeah, maybe a drunk dad with his kids in the vehicle running from the cops. Yeah, good plan. Let us do it for the children.