You appear to be the idiot. You state the police could have used less than lethal force to bring the man down. Then you go on to state at least the customers were happy he was shot. Well the customer is not always right. Did you know police can miss their target and kill customers? Did you know bullets can ricochet and hit the customers? Did you know the bullets could have gone thru Erik and hit a customer? Non lethal force is always best if possible, especially in a parking lot filled with people.