Could be bad or good

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    Police shoot, wound man at San Diego movie theater | Reuters

    I read a lot of news and not just on guns... this one striked me as being different because there is no mention of whether the guy actually did anything. Are the police now just shooting based on someones word?

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    Not really enough information to base a decision on as to whether the shooting was justified or not and linking it to the Aurora shooting is just unjustified sensationalism.
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    Unless the guy either pulled a gun,or the LEO thought he was going for a gun I don't see probable cause to use deadly force.I think News Reporters are going to fortune tellers to get a jump on the competition the reports are so vague.
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    Story with more information:

    Police shoot suspect in San Diego movie theater

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Moviegoers at a San Diego theater ducked for cover as officers stormed in during a film screening and shot and critically wounded a gunman hiding in their midst.

    No one else was hurt in the shooting Saturday inside Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain in northern San Diego, officer David Stafford said.

    The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Tom Billodeaux of Escondido, was taken to a hospital after being shot in the arm and chest, police said.

    Billodeaux became the target of an intense police search after witnesses reported seeing him get into a fight with his girlfriend across the street from a shopping plaza where the Cineplex is located, Lt. Ernie Herbert said.

    Witnesses tried to intervene, but he threatened them with a gun and ran to the shopping plaza.
    Capt. Terry McManus told U-T San Diego that police searched theater by theater and evacuated moviegoers until two officers spotted him in a theater with about 15 others.

    McManus said the man initially complied with officers' order to put his hands up, but then he put them back in his lap and brandished a handgun. He said one of the officers opened fire.

    The officers thought their lives were threatened, he said, "and more importantly, they thought the lives of others were in jeopardy."

    The theater's manager told Krongard the shooting occurred during a screening of "Les Miserables."

    A moviegoer told KGTV the lights suddenly went on during the film and two officers came into the theater with their guns. Another witness told the station that everyone got on the floor and started heading for the exit doors.

    McManus said the gunman never made any threats to others in the theater. He said the man had left a suicide note at his Escondido home before going to his girlfriend's workplace to confront her.

    It was the second shooting at a San Diego County movie theater in as many days.
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    Thanks for the update makes more sense now, attempted suicide by cop.
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    Well glad it was a BG. Report made it sound like gf was pissed off at him and told the cops he had a gun in theater for revenge.

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