They should have cleared the area and called in a napalm strike
Would I be right in saying he was armed with a shotgun? Pretty sure the police down use them, and a shotgun wound should be distinguishable from a single lead round
...should it not be clear if he shot himself, or the police shot him. Either way hes dead now, and wont sit in prison for 12 out of 25 years sponging off the tax payer.