DEESCLATION. That is what the cops are supposed to do before anything else try to deescalate the situation at hand.The man did have a weapon, but it appears his mother called the cops to let them know he was having a mental health breakdown and wasn’t acting in his right mind. When those type of calls come in, you can’t be trigger happy. He was walking towards the cops, but there were a safe distance away when they shot him at least 15 times.His mother who was trying to get her son to calm down immediately came to his aid.Sadly, he died at the hospital.There were dozens of witnesses as well as video of the interaction between the cops and man. It seems to me that the cops panicked and shot him.