Picture it: a "disturbed" man holds his family (a wife and two young sons) for hostage. The police are called and a stand off ensues. For about an hour and a half, the family suffered from what must have been the most horrifying moments of their lives, their husband and father shooting at the police and neighboring vehicles. He even shoots a cop in the shoulder. Surely this man must have had a death wish. Thankfully, the family was released and unfortunately for the hostage taker, he was shot and killed by a sniper. The story should begin and end there, but it does not. Just days after this incident, we learn that there was a lift on the shoot-to-kill orders once it was learned that the family was safe and out of the house. The sniper was unaware of this fact and took the shot within seconds of the new command. So a man is dead, and even though he did bad things, he didn't have to die. He could have been taken down in an alternative way and brought to justice in a courtroom instead of a casket.