Off duty cop rams suspect vehicle
"If you were just a good Samaritan following this person, I don't think you'd be indicted," he said. "I think the shotgun trumps everything."
The teen with the shotgun was thrown from vehicle, and died after being rammed,
Geoffrey Alpert, a criminologist at the University of South Carolina, said the issue becomes muddied because the younger sibling fired the shotgun.
I'd say since the teen used a deadly weapon, the officers response was correct
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