Officer (now Detective) Jones was lucky she wasn't killed. 19-year-old Winston Cox was robbing a store and Jones pulled her gun and announced her presence as a police officer. Cox fired and she returned fire, striking Cox.
Why did she say anything before firing? She should have just come out and "incapacitated" Cox (ie: shot center mass, likely killing Cox). Did she think he was going to drop his gun? His gun was bigger. Cox tried to kill her. Luckily, Cox missed. But what if he hadn't? What if he killed Jones? Then we'd all be going to her funeral. I wouldn't want to risk my life on Cox having bad aim. Jones shouldn't have either.
[But it all turned out well and I wish Jones the best of luck and repeat that she did great and she's a good shot and a bad-ass. (I'm really happy she's not dead.)]
Now here's my plan, at least in theory. In the next couple of days, I'm going to present a couple of hypothetical situations related to this scenario. I'm curious as to how you'd respond.