Comments on the accuracy of the Police shooting in the Empire State Building Shooting

The officers fired 16 shots at Jeffrey Johnson, with seven of them hitting Johnson, a hit rate of 43.75%. While one of the officers was fairly close, possibly eight feet or so, the other officer backed away and was much farther away when he fired his gun.  Three of the bystanders were hit by direct shots from the police and six others were hit by ricochet shots.

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Typical stats for a gunfight at 10 feet or less.

The amount of ammo that needs to be expended in practice to achieve a 90 percent or better hit rate is in the tens of thousands of rounds per year.

There's Hollywood, and then there is reality.

8/27/2012 1:12 PM  

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