If he refused, he was threatened to be shot. https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesma...se-suspect-or-be-shot-Cuboq0tFn0qc7PCb2GpVUQ/ So, if you are the lone officer trying to arrest someone (his partner ran after another suspect), and a crowd gathers threatening that you are going to be shot unless you let him go, what do you do? Keep in mind, no one in the crowd displayed a firearm. Do you blast the person who made the threat? What if the suspect is positively ID'd as a mass murderer, who had made threats to continue to commit murder? Not the case here, but just adding to the intensity to see if makes a difference in what you do. After being threatened with being shot, I think the officer would be justified to command them all to get on their bellies with arms outstretched, and to tell them they have 3 seconds to do it or THEY will be shot. Then shoot them if they don't comply.