From the angle of the video it appears the downed officer approached the suspects from the side providing a critcal shooting lane for the BG. If he had approached from the rear of the truck reducing that angle and achieving cover, then ordering the BG out he probably wouldnt have been shot. In addition, the officer must have hesitated because he had his weapon drawn and on target yet the BG got off two shots with one nearly producing a head shot. That missed second shot most likely would have been fatal if the BG had been successful. Crminals are head shooting cops now. We all know why.
In addition, multiple shots are fired on both sides but I couldnt see who the officers were firing at, until the third cop charged the vehicle and stopped the fight by exposing himself to possible head shots as well. So it does appear that may have been some indiscriminate/confused gun fire by the second officer on the scene, or perhaps the 2nd officer was trying to draw the BG off from the downed officer.
The video doesnt explain why the first responders were not aware that they were facing crime spree felons . Rather the officer admits that he thought it was just a' bunch of kids." Clearly they could/should have ran the plate and took better precaution first and then wait for back up, call for medical etc.
Looking at the skinny little runt who got 107 years, its easy to assume, "just a kid" mindset but he looks like John Dillenger, a cold hearted killer.
From the video it appears that officer 3 ran directly into officer 2's shooting lane thus and took charge, but that too reduced it to a man on man fight when it should have been 3 to 1 odds and we have to consider that the other occupants of the truck may also could have produced more weapons into play putting officer 3 in a deadly cross fire, because I think officer 2 was to far from the fight to have provided effective cover.
Too bad the felon survived narrowly officer 3,s near head shot. That was good shooting under pressure. He deserved the accommodation. But it could have easily gone the other way for officer 3. But he insticntively used cover and won.
It was supposed to end with officer 1 with his gun drawn and aimed at the runt but the runt got on his trigger first with suprising near fatal aim.
Tuesday morning quarterbacking. You asked.
An editorial note:
Looking again at the video it also appears that the injured officer was potenially exposed down stream from a boatload of lead while his partners fired their weapons