So, some dude in NYC goes and whacks his old boss. As he is leaving the scene, a pair of “New York’s finest” try and stop the guy, and in the process, pull out their heaters and miss the perp at least NINE TIMES and instead hit nine bystanders.
And now, Bloomberg gets to talk about “gun violence” and gets to use this as another excuse as to why I can’t carry a gun in NYC?
Here is the video from one of the many ground level security cameras around the Empire State Building.
You’ll see the perp enter from the top of the video walking along the outside of the planter bollards and then a couple seconds later you see the NYPD enter the frame running. The perp pulls his gun from his bag and points it at the officers, and the officers quickly draw and fire. As is plain, the distance of the shootout is between 5 and 20 feet. The perp looks to get one shot off and the officers get multiple shots off.
This report says that one officer got 7 shots off and the other got 9 off. Only 7 hit the perp. Each of the other 9 found “other targets”, per the NYPD. That is less than a 44% hit ratio, or more than a 56% miss ratio.
As Mollbot mentions in the comments below, I have never had to return fire at an active shooter at less than 20ft from me (I have at longer distances), however, I believe that my prior outside a range lane training would give me a better than 50% hit ratio.