No, not really. He wouldn't run if it was his intention to kill the officer from the start.<quoted text>
isn't it a bit odd that the passenger didn't try to run while the deputy was getting the driver into the back of the patrol car
we only have the deputy's word on that
His buddy was already in cuffs, so if he ran they would most likly identify him from his buddy.
So why would you THINK the officer would just kill him? What purpose would that serve?