I posted it in the original post just in case, but here it is as well.
Now, my original comments went something like this:
I don't know that I'd go charging into a situation in that way. I also know I wouldn't shoot at a fleeing vehicle unless there was a threat to me. People go to jail for that kind of thing, even in Texas. It's hard to know what you would do in that situation, but I can understand the frustration of a neighborhood under siege by worthless trash destroying their hard-earned property. My actions would have been more along the line of taking a stand (oh, and not with a handgun) at the vehicle. If they want it back, they'll have to take it. If they want to run off, fine, but it means I have evidence for the police and they'll be a lot easier to catch on foot. Now, maybe this just happened too fast and there was no time for that but I just can't get behind shooting at a fleeing vehicle.
On a side-note, great statement by the police officer. You will find that kind of attitude from a lot of the police in this part of Texas, especially from those in the Sheriffs' Departments.