Uvalde police officer had gunman in his rifle sights before he entered school but didn't fire, dice il rapporto

The gunman would go on to murder 19 children and two teachers before a Border Patrol tactical team eventually breached the classroom and took him out over 70 minuti più tardi, un delay that has been sharply criticized by lawmakers, state law enforcement officials, and the Uvalde community.

It’s unclear why the initial Uvalde police officer did not immediately fire at the gunman, who had already started shooting into classrooms as he walked along the perimeter of the school.

In this instance, the UPD officer would have heard gunshots and/or reports of gunshots and observed an individual approaching the school building armed with a rifle. A reasonable officer would conclude in this case, based upon the totality of the circumstances, that use of deadly force was warranted,” the ALERRT center, which is based at Texas State University and provides active shooter response training, wrote in the report.