Another case of militarized police forcing a confrontation where none needed to exist.
Watch the man's video (the one where he "threatens to kill police".
He is clearly off his freaking rocker.
There was absolutely NO reason for a "SWAT" team to be involved in any of this, preparing to execute a no-knock warrant (which should be an illegal tactic from the get go).
There was no reason to stop and attempt to arrest the guy.
Anyone with half a grain of sense would have seen that this guy is mentally ill and would have approached him and detained him with his medical issues in mind.
The cops manufactured the need to arrest this guy and once again blood is on their hands.
Understand that I am not faulting the police for shooting at the guy once he tried to run them over (if, in fact, he even presented any threat to the police during his attempted detainment/escape - I'm not convinced that he tried to "run cops over" and won't be until I see dash cam video of his clearly trying deliberately to run over police).
If he clearly tried to run over a cop or a group of cops, then yes, they did what they had to do.
But Pacini should have been handled differently from the beginning, as a mental health issue rather than using the Ramos/Liu shootings as a manufactured excuse to go after this guy like he was some kind of al Qaeda mastermind.