From South Africa:

And an example of why maintaining awareness, expecting that you could possibly be ambushed at any time, and being able to respond quickly - in other words, warrior attributes, are life saving for the police officer.

Similar things happen in the US on a regular basis. Our SWAT team has hunted men who have done the same thing and murdered or attempted to kill local officers.

Thankfully bad guy does not know how to handle a firearm very well...