He was driving and shooting and it’s kind of hard to be ready for something like that.
He (now-dead perp) “was driving and shooting”.
That kind of leaves out the obvious, that once the perp shot and fled in the vehicle, that the cops were likely driving and shooting also. After all, this occurred in West Texas, draw your own modern-day frontier conclusion.
Look up the video from a Las Vegas Metro cop from a year ago who shot through his own windshield while rolling at high speed down a neighborhood street to execute a murder SUSPECT who wasn’t actively shooting at him. Officials said “he wasn’t trained for that”, but apparently was not sanctioned for the reckless endangerment of others or denial of due process or civil rights of the suspect.
It just defies common sense that the perp would target random cars after the initial gunfire, the rage was directly toward law enforcement. Why waste ammo on random people if you are the perp with a animus to LE (proved with the initial incident)? Driving at a high rate of speed, are you set up to reload to deliver all of that fire?
I would wager that the vast majority of the tragic injuries and deaths were random stray fire, and strictly from the numbers, most of that fire came from LE. Not making value judgement on the fire-while-driving tactic, just stating what I consider to be the logical situation.
Having the perp responsible for every round fired perpetuates the desired narrative of uncontrolled use of guns. It will be surprising if any injuries or deaths from LE fire are identified as such.