This one is sure to be second-guessed. As reason.com reports,
The chase was being shown live on local television when police in three unmarked vehicles successfully cornered the fleeing SUV. As local newscasters described the scene, a police officer lept from an unmarked silver pickup truck and fired several rounds through the front windshield of the suspect’s vehicle. The overhead view of the shooting made it impossible to see whether the driver or any passengers in the SUV were armed or threatening the officers. …
The driver of the SUV was a suspect in a bank robbery and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report from KPNX, a local NBC affiliate.
Much isn’t known yet. Did the driver draw a gun after he was surrounded? Some other weapon? Was he black? White? Hispanic? Plaid? We’ll no doubt be hearing more about this in the days to come.