Actually, speaking of the other officers, the ones who didn't actually kill the kid: Based on the story it seems like some or all of them fired at the car as it was driving away. I think this was in a residential neighborhood, so a couple of questions immediately leap to mind. First, are police officers allowed to fire at a fleeing suspect like that? I think one of the findings of the report into the Massachusetts shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers was that officers there had poor fire discipline and were shooting at the suspects' car as they drove down a residential street (no civilians were hit, although 1 officer was nearly killed by friendly fire). Also, according to the Times article, one of them can be heard saying "They shot at us, too, right?" At first I thought this was the guy just trying to get the story straight with his colleagues. As in, "We're all going to say we were defending ourselves, right?" But then something else occurred to me. I've read that soldiers and marines are taught to fire when their fellows are firing and not to worry about what the target is (after WWII, it was found that a lot of soldiers didn't return enemy fire if they couldn't actually see the enemy). I wonder how many police officers are former soldiers, and whether police officers are trained to shoot when their colleagues are shooting.