Holmes then shot Able in the head, killing him, police said. A D.C. police officer working an overtime security detail at the club saw the shooting, authorities said.
The officer ordered Holmes to drop his gun, but Holmes turned and pointed it at the officer, police said. The officer shot Holmes in the left eye and groin, authorities said. (Washington Post)
Damn. Now that's good shooting. If more cops would aim for the left eye and groin, we'd have a lot less crime. A lot more half-blind eunuchs, yes, but I'm willing to make that trade-off. Because I don't care how big of a badass you think you are, or how willing you are to throw away your life, no one wants to get shot in the eye or the groin, and especially not both. Particularly when the next stop is prison, where the other inmates will likely be less than kind regarding your condition.
The MPD really ought to make this eye/groin combo standard operating procedure from here on out. In doing so, Cathy Lanier would stop more crime in the few minutes it'd take to sign off on this plan, than Charles Ramsey did in eight years. Something to think about.