Don't Shoot!?

A furor over firearms

The suspect, David Martin, 35, was an escaped prisoner charged with the attempted murder of a police officer and described as armed and dangerous. Thus police moved in forcefully when they thought they spotted Martin in London's Kensington district, sitting in an automobile with a former girlfriend, a model named Sue Stephens. Members of the pursuit force, who, unlike most British policemen, were armed with Smith & Wesson .38 handguns, riddled the car with 14 bullets. A badly wounded man slumped out of the car, and Stephens allegedly shouted,...

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