According to his attorney, Long "based his decision [to fire] on his law enforcement training," hitting the victim in the head and shoulder after he thought he heard gunfire as authorities broke through the door to the victim's home with a battering ram. District Attorney Ben David confirmed that the other officers involved did not report hearing shots fired prior to Long's attack.
[Thanks, CCx & devian]
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