Just a Man
http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/10/27/new ... tml?hpt=T2
New York (CNN) -- A New York police officer getting her hair done over the weekend thwarted a would-be robber in a beauty salon, shooting the weapon from the gunman's hands, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said in awarding the officer a promotion
Isn't it pretty common for the hands to get hit in shoot outs because the shooter is concentrating so hard on the attackers gun? I think its funny that the commissioner is trying to make it sound like the officer was intentionally trying to shoot the gun out of the attacker's hands. Oh well, good for the officer saving the day. NY ought to let all law abiding citizens be able to save the day with guns.After the man ordered the customers and employees into the bathroom, Jones reemerged with her weapon drawn, identified herself as a police officer, and told the man not to move, Kelly said.
The suspect fired four shots at Jones, narrowly missing her head with one, the commissioner recounted. She fired five shots back -- emptying her service revolver and marking the first time she'd ever fired her weapon in the line of duty -- and hit both of the man's hands, causing him to drop his 44-caliber gun.
Her shots also knocked the handle off the door of the salon, briefly trapping the man as he tried to escape, Kelly said. He eventually broke the window in the door and fled on foot.
"She knew the gunman might shoot, and when he did, she was ready for him, demonstrating stunning marksmanship in the process," the commissioner said.