Somebody in this thread literally said they hope people learn from this and arm themselves. Arsen also said that the police caused the armed robbers got defensive because of the cops. This is exactly what I was referring to. Siding with the criminals. Not an overreaction
Again, hanging back and waiting for them to get to a better place before engaging is an option. And if these guys start shooting at cars in their way, then what? Just keep watching? I cam guarantee that was a thought that went into this. Yes, crossfire here was a problem, but the safety of everybody was already in danger. No win situation.