Why shoot him
Chan yat hung
Last Tuesday, 17 of march, a suspect was shot and killed by a police officer. It happened one hillside in Ho Man Tin. On that day, the police received a nuisance complaint about the suspect. Then, the police went to the hillside and warned him. However, when the police arrived, the suspect put up the chair and started to attack the police. The police tried to subdue him by using the pepper spray and the baton but the police failed. Finally, the police warned him again and fired two shots. One of the bullets hit the man’s head. Last, the suspect died at 6.43pm at Queen Elizabrth hospital.
In this case, the police shot the suspect and he died. Did the police really need to shot him? In fact the police has alreally warned the suspect. He didn’t need to fire. He could call the other police come and subdue the suspect. Or maybe he could shoot the sky to make the suspect scared. So I thought that it was no need for him to shot the suspect. But on the other hand, if the police didn’t shoot him, the suspect might run away. As we know, he didn’t carry any documentary. If the police caught him, he would be sent back to his home country. Also if he still attacked the police, the police would have life danger. Therfore, the police also had some points to prove that shoot the suspect was right.
So, if you are the police in this case , will you shoot him or no?