One car, two men cannot establish a perimeter but the driver absolutely showed absolutely piss poor judgement thrusting himself and his partner into that situation the way he did, It’s really inexcusable on every level.
Dispatch had multiple reports of someone threatening and intimidating people at the scene with a gun but they also had at least one report from a woman who stated she thought it was a kid playing with a toy gun.
The latter information was never relayed to the officers who thought they were essentially charging into an active shooter situation or one that was likely to become same any second if they didn’t intervene correctly.
Again, totally inexcusable on DP’s part.
The most egregious part of the whole thing is that the people directly responsible for crating the conditions leading to his death will never pay any penalty at all.
Bottom line though, instead of surrendering his actions looked every bit like someone closing to attack and shoot one or both of the arriving officers which is why the shooting was ruled “justified” .