From here in Rapid City, a good example of how not to go about it: from the Rapid City Journal
Rapid City police say it was a crime for a man to shoot at two suspects during a convenience store robbery in June, saying he acted without provocation and did not follow gun laws.
According to police Captain James Johns:Police have requested an arrest warrant for bystander Austin Hier, of Rapid City.
Police say they requested a warrant because Hier did not witness the fleeing suspects brandish a firearm, did not see what happened inside the store, and was never threatened by the suspects as they fled the scene.
Glad this sort of thing is rare around here. :tired:“If you point a weapon at somebody and fire it, you need to be able to clearly illustrate why that person presented a threat to you or somebody else. In this case, firing at the suspects was unwarranted."