The have been several inaccurate reports about Babbitt being shot in the neck, but the DC medical examiner's report stated that she died from a wound in the "anterior left shoulder". Regardless, there are several things about this shooting that indicate negligence on the part of officer Byrd.Byrd clearly needs to go back to gun training because he was aiming for her head/neck instead of a chest shot....or he is going for a true head kill....
My pistol training is to shoot at the chest which is a big target.....
1. Babbitt was in a defenseless, vulnerable position trying to climb through a window. Not a threat.
2. There's no way to know where he was aiming, or even if he was aiming at center mass as commonly taught in law enforcement and the military.
3. It might have been a negligent discharge. Why would he only fire one shot if he felt he and his fellow officers were under lethal threat by a mob? Cops are trained to fire multiple shots under life threatening circumstances.
This guy is obviously unfit to serve in any law enforcement capacity, especially one that requires carrying a firearm. Don't be surprised if he quietly retires when a healthy civil suit is filed against him, the Capitol Police and the District of Columbia.