Oh my God I was in NYC all day. How the fuck did I miss THAT.
If they simply shot him once, they would likely be prosecuted for shooting to wound.
Nice logic there buddy.
They are police officers, solving risky situations is their job
Facepunch when police open fire on a suspect: "OMG POLICE BRUTALITY they should have tried tazing him first!!1111111111"
Facepunch when police use a taser on a suspect: "OMG POLICE BRUTALITY tazers shouldn't be used! They're dangerous!"
If they shoot him, they know he's the only one that will get hurt that day. If they try playing "heroes" that save the life of all parties, they start risking the lives of more and more people, completely unnecessarily.
Just do a fucking Google search or read a Wikipedia article on pistols and tasers and learn how they are different before posting your uninformed and blatantly wrong opinion.
And by feel, if several guys shoot a guy in the chest multiple times, he's probably going to die.