It is a phrase in copdom that you just don't want to hear.
Beyond the insane amount of confusion, blood, yelling and screaming there are unending amounts of paperwork beginning with a "use of force" report followed by long chats with "Internal Affairs".
In this case one Officer fires a TASER and the other a department issued shot gun.
It is pretty simple, at least at first glance, crazy dude saying crazy stuff and no back ground information except that he called 911 and said he wanted to die.
Dark, noisy, every sound is amplified, blue lights merge with street lights and shadows, and sudden movements become life threatening.
And then in less time that it took to respond to the hot call, it is over.
But it isn't.
More from WBTV:
Cedar's Take: Given the limited amount of information out there, a plausible explanation is that the Officer CMPD veteran Cliff Flow flinched when his fellow officer discharged his TAZER. It happens in very stressful situations, finger on the trigger and a loud pop sounds just a two feet to your right, you jump and the shotgun goes off.
Cedar's Update: Fred Daye will not be charged after being shot and tazed on Tuesday night. Mr. Daye has no recent priors at least according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's records or the North Carolina Department of Corrections. If the CMPD scuttlebutt is correct this was a bad shoot and Daye is one really lucky guy.