The police account of a recent shooting is being disputed by the sister of a woman who was shot. According to police, officers were responding to a call at a local residence when one officer fired seven shots because the woman "began to raise the weapon toward the officers." Police say the woman was hit one time in the chest.
People face serious penalties in Missouri for gun crime convictions. The situation can be even worse if the defendant has any prior felony convictions or is accused of using a firearm in the commission of another crime. Additionally, being convicted of a weapons crime now could have an effect on sentencing if you are ever convicted of a crime in the future.
In football, there are penalties for piling on. In the American criminal justice system, it's more often a matter of piling on the penalties.