I have a few questions about how it played out though. If he did have his gun leveled in the firing position then I can see that maybe a cop would draw and fire without directing him to put the weapon down. But if he had it at his side, then he should have given the person an order to drop the weapon, but again, if the cop is hiding you dont know who is telling you to drop the weapon.
Personally, If I could not identify them as cops, I would not have even opened the door, and called 911.
Race, you should be glad you don't live in Lake County.
For those to lazy to read the article.
Lake County cops follow a assault suspect on a motrocycle to an apartment complex. Find the bike, but don't see which building/apt he went to. Bang on the door of an aprtment near the bike and do not identify themsleves as police even though it is 1:30 AM. Homeowner alarmed by the unexpected banging on his door in the middle of the night, gets his gun and answers door. Cop sees gun and immedately shoots the homeowner multiple times killing him. The State investigation found the officer did not do anything wrong. The sherrif maitains that making his officers announce they are police will put them at risk so he will not make them do that.