Simon Phipps's comments/observes:
... One might guess he didn't understand the shouts of his pursuers (even those whose English is excellent can find shouted orders incomprehensible) and assumed they were armed muggers, not policemen. He fled, was pursued, was pushed to the ground and was shot in the head in cold blood. ... It's a tragedy in every sense....
I don't live in London anymore, I have in the past when bombs were going off (my late father was in town when the Harrods bomb went off - Harrods was on his drive route so a call to mother was required to let her know he was no-where near) but I am convinced that guns are not making the difference some might hope for. I argued against armed police at school and I agree with Simon:
I'm sure the investigation will find the truth but there's a deeper truth here. We had it right - we don't want or need guns on London's streets. Get those guns off London's streets, they kill people rather than making us safe, no matter whose hands they are in. [via WebMink]