Give me a break! If Layton city or the state of Utah spend one cent of our tax dollars to prosecute this case shame on them, shame on them (Feb. 2, “Layton homeowner arrested for shooting handgun as burglary suspect fled”).
I don’t care if you are pro-gun or anti-gun, when all the facts are out. I can’t see how a judge or jury could convict Mr. Niederhauser of reckless ndangerment. There where only two shots fired, both where well thought out by Mr. Niederhauser and well placed, the first one fired into the front end of the get-a-way car and then several minutes later the second one fired into a field that is nothing but thousands of square feet of scrub-oak, according to Layton police. That is not deadly force or reckless endangerment!
Robert Santos Cruz, is a very lucky man. Because of Mr. Niederhauser’s show of great restraint and compassion for him and all human life. Lucky for all of us, Mr. Niederhauser was well trained in firearms and use of them, other wise Mr. Cruz would have been lying in the front foyer of the Niederhauser home ( where they first met each other) with the two bullets in his chest. But instead, there is one fired into the getaway car and another into an open field. The Layton police said, “We don’t believe he was shooting at people. Had we believed he was trying to shoot at people, the charges could have been aggravated assault,”
Horton said If they don’t believe he was shooting at people what is reckless endangerment?