I’m about to get pilloried for this question, I know, but nobody has brought it up so... The crazy guy dropped his weapon after the third shot. Legally doesn’t that make him unarmed and (mostly) no longer a threat? The deputy shot him nine more times while he was empty handed. I wouldn’t vote the convict the guy if he were charged (unlikely) but maybe after the 3rd or 4th round after he dropped the stick it’s time to just kick him in the knee? Edit: I think this video serves as a perfect occasion to share a poem about this particular situation. After three bullets go in a man’s chest To his head and his pelvis you should target the rest.