The calibre used: .45 ACP
The perp had no drugs or alcohol in his system.
14 shots connected.
6 hits in "fatal" locations, autopsy showed GSW's to the heart, right lung, left lung, liver, diaphragm, and right kidney.
33 rounds discharged in about 56 seconds, the duration of the gun fight.
The perp didn't stop firing until taking a direct shot to the head (and was still reported to have vital signs when the EMS arrived).http://www.policeone.com/patrol-issues/articles/6199620-Why-one-cop-carries-145-rounds-of-ammo-on-the-job/
I am sure everyone on this site, especially our LEO's, have heard about this case many times. I felt the need to share, because this is one of the first truly detailed articles I've read on the case.
I have a few things to say in the matter: First off thank you, all of you LEO's, for your service.
Second, thank goodness the guy didn't grab the SKS he had in his car. I don't know why he left it, but Officer Gramins has a guardian angel somewhere.
Third, I bet Gramins really
wish he could have grabbed the 12 gauge. Had it not been for skill and luck things could have gone a lot worse in this situation.
Lastly, it's a scary question, but what do you do when they don't stop their actions, when there is no quit to them? As a responsibly armed citizen my goal is to break contact as soon as possible, to get out of there. But even being a cake eating civilian, sometimes criminals don't let you break contact/escape. Definitely food for thought and a very scary thought at that.
I was debating between putting this in Strategy and tactics
or in Law Enforcement