Bowen said officers are trained to react in an instant and that “if what (Harrison) did was wrong,” then police officers nationwide risk going to prison for doing what they've been taught to do. He repeatedly told reporters that Scott tried to shoot and kill Harrison.
“In a case like this, an officer is supposed to use deadly force to prevent a violent, fleeing felon from getting away,” Bowen said.
Bowen also defended Harrison's decision to shoot Scott in the back.
“A violent, fleeing felon frequently presents no other target,” he said.
Harrison's manslaughter trial is set for Nov. 18, court records show.