The police are not your enemy, either. Virtually all of us in LE are in favor of the good guy who prevails over the bad guy. Yes, we collect evidence to determine whether or not a crime has occurred, but in a justifiable shooting the evidence tends to be there to show us that a crime has NOT occurred. Saying nothing at all is quite likely to get your arrested, because saying nothing gives the police no information to go on other than the fact that you shot someone and they don't know why. Now, having a lawyer present during a detailed interview could be prudent for the reasons I mentioned in my other post, but you can still rarely go wrong by giving a quick statement explaining that you shot the person in self defense because ABC or XYZ. Remember, the police are arriving with limited facts. As soon as the scene is secure from a tactical perspective, the next thing you'll probably hear is: "So, what happened here?" Consider these three possible answers, two of which are reasonable in my opinion (and I've experienced all three on justifiable shoots): 1) "I don't talk to the police. Call my lawyer" (went to the jail in handcuffs because literally all we knew was that he had just killed someone - later interviewed with a lawyer and cleared without ending up in court. But, spent more time in a holding cell than he ever needed to). 2) "I was walking my dog and this guy approached me from behind and said 'give me your wallet or I'll shoot you', as I turned and shined my flashlight at him I saw him raising a gun at me and I shot him before he could shoot me" (subject was briefly detained on-scene while we corroborated his story with the facts we could determine at the time). 3) "That guy had a gun and tried to kill me. I shot him. But, I hope you understand that I really think I should talk to my lawyer before I say more" (he was given a ride to HQ for an interview after he obtained legal representation - never charged). ' The only thing I'm really trying to emphasize here is that you shouldn't consider the police to be your adversary unless you yourself are the violent criminal.