Amid emotional debates over whether tighter gun laws are needed in the wake of several shooting massacres across the country, an investigation into the fatal shooting of John Schaefer will look at what his mindset was when officials say he aimed his pistol at a police officer in March.
Schaefer called 911 on March 1 to report that he had shot and killed a pit bull that attacked him, officials have said, but he refused requests to put his gun in his home before officers arrived. When officer Jonathan Whitted got there and tried to secure the weapon, Schaefer drew the gun and pointed it at the officer, officials have said. Whitted then shot and killed Schaefer.
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