L-1, nice post.
I will tell you what bothers me here - is the officer is repeatedly yelling at Mr. Blevins to stop. Put your hands up. Then a pause. Then, Put your ha --, and then he started shooting. Again, with Mr. Blevins' back to him. It's almost as if he said to himself, crap, I am not going to catch this guy, so... I don't have a problem with the amount of shots, but I am still on the fence about whether they really needed to shoot him. Part of me says no, and part of me says yes. But the part of me that says no, still says, well, WTF were they supposed to do? And this coming, of course, from someone who has never been in any situation even remotely similar.