Man wields air rifle, is shot by APD, sues police.
It will be interesting to see how this turns out. It sounds like these were difficult circumstances to evaluate on the fly.
The fact that the gun ended up being a pellet gun is immaterial. It looked like a real firearm, giving him ability to inflict death or serious bodily injury. He was pointing it near people, opportunity. The only question is whether a reasonable person would have discerned jeopardy, or intent to cause harm.
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