And the decedent was likely standing more or less behind the victim, which placed him in front of the shooter. Darwin-level intellect, there.Louis Awerbuck has a mannequin target that he uses in his classes. It is usually dressed in a baseball cap. He reports that he has seen 45 ACP, .308 & 12 gauge slugs get deflected by the bill. It is mostly a function of the angle. My guess is this was a shot that was deflected, and not one that bounced back.
CP, the version I heard from a favorite cop-blogger who was RO (LawDog from The LawDog Files, if anyone reads him) was a crapomatic Raven or similar .25 that air-conditioned Mr. Happy and blew one of the Little Guys into hamburger, rendering the other nonviable between muzzle blast and hydrostatic shock.Don't you just love it to see ironclad proof that there is a God and he may even have a cop's sense of humor.
One of my all time favorites was the young gangster who was showing off his new Glock and then stuck it in his waistband an emasculated himself.
Score one for the gene pool...
The only certainty is that the energy has to go somewhere.I am reminded of all the conspiracy theorists who claim that the "magic" bullet couldn't have struck both Kennedy and Connolly.
Nothing magic about it...physics frequently presents us with situations that are counter-intuitive, and yet inevitable.