"gunfight" and "exchange of gunfire"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Apr 24 00:39:27 UTC 2013

At 4/23/2013 08:25 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>Great! A circular firing squad! Amazing no one else got shot...

I didn't claim this was verified, however.  And we must remember,
this was a successful outcome -- he was captured alive, and today was
sufficiently aware to be arraigned before a Federal judge/magistrate
and be given (three?) defending attorneys.

But I had been wondering -- if true, what term do we give to the
event?  Victor has now termed the participants.


>     VS-)
>On 4/23/2013 7:34 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>>Breaking news --  CBS network news (former Fed Miller, I think) said
>>that it was said to him -- that no gun was found in the boat; that
>>one encircler saw a movement that looked like a hand holding an
>>object, and fired; that other encirclers riding up thought that the
>>suspect was firing, and fired themselves; and that the arriving
>>person in charge said to cease firing and let's see what we have.
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