Cop stabbed in back, partner slow to respond

OC spray and Taser were used to take the man into custody following this. The police officer suffered a 6cm wound and survived.

An ambush gives the attacker initiative. They have had time to mentally and tactically prepare for the situation. The defender may not be psychologically prepared or have any kind of plan, and is at minimum a few seconds behind the attacker to even understand what is happening.

The cop who stood there for a few seconds either did not understand what was happening or was in a kind of denial for some time. This is not a conscious decision made while observing the situation. It is likely a result of inadequate training.

Police officer shot twice on door entry and is trapped, colleagues free him

A police officer kicks down a door, enters and is immediately shot twice. His body cam falls to the ground and he is trapped inside, moving to the garage where he is later freed by his colleagues.

  • Forced entry without gun drawn
  • Immediate entry failed, preferably the room could be partially cleared by carefully pie-ing the door from outside
  • A single officer entered even though multiple officers were available

Moments after the first police officer was shot, a second officer standing outside behind a tree is hit in the hand.

  • Police standing in daylight outside are at a disadvantage to the suspect who shoots from the dark inside the house

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – Henry County police have released chilling body camera footage of the moments officers entered a home on a “trouble unknown” call Thursday and the suspect began to fire at them. Officers Keegan Merritt and Taylor Webb were both shot and are now recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital. Police said Merritt and Webb went to the home after family members reported seeing a woman unresponsive in the garage. The shootings kicked-off a 17-hour-long standoff with the suspect. Police later found the gunman, a pregnant woman and her teenage son dead inside the home. Sandra White, 39, and her son Arkeyvion, 16, were identified as the victims. Police said the gunman, Anthony Bailey, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Merritt was shot in the hand and Webb was shot in the torso and hip, police said.

Shop owner lays counter-ambush on robbers

The robbers started this with an advantage of initiative, numbers, preparation and mental preparedness. This is why the ambush is the most effective form of attack. If the shop owner were to react at this time, he would lose the majority of the time.

This shop owner feigns submission, waiting until the robbers are no longer focused on him and draws to fire when they are at their most vulnerable. This is a counter-ambush.