The fast version: I would have said this was what cops call a “good shoot” if it had stopped at the first two bullets. It didn’t. I don’t think this was murder one, but it was at least criminally negligent homicide and those who covered it up should be prosecuted along with Van Dyke.This is a very thoughtful post on when deadly force is justified and when it - sometimes suddenly - turns into unjustified deadly force. This is important reading for anyone who carries, so RTWT.
As a bonus, there's a link there to his analysis of the Michael Brown autopsy results and what it likely means about the shooting. Short version: completely justified in that case.