Crime Scene

I walked into a mystery writer’s meeting and saw a crime scene complete with a body– not a real one, but a lifelike dummy lying on a sheet. She had blood on her face and bloody footprints were nearby. After we inspected the crime scene and gave our interpretation, the speaker, Michael Witzgall, told us what crime scene investigators would determine had happened.
Michael Witzgall, who’s ex-military, been a cop, a sniper, and worked in SWAT teams told about his experiences and answered all sorts of questions.
When he said, he’d been shot, I perked up as the heroine in the novel I’m writing gets shot in the shoulder. Turns out the bullet went through his arm, he hurt like hell for a while, but only stayed in the hospital two days.
One thing I found interesting was that sometimes a cop shoots a person resisting arrest in the back because the person turns and runs. Also, if a cop faces a person with a gun pointing at him, the cop doesn’t have to say anything, but is allowed to shoot if he’s in fear of his life. Using his wife as the bad person and guns that only made noise, he demonstrated how the person would be able to shoot before the cop could if the cop had to say something.


About carolynrae1

Carolyn Rae (a/k/a Carolyn Rae Williamson) - Her passion is writing romantic suspense and delving into the minds of stalkers, bombers and terrorists that threaten the course of true love. She has several books published. Her latest is Just the Two of Us in the Barefoot Bay Kindle World. She has also written a Witness Protection Series, which includes Hiding from Love, Protected by Love, and Tempted by Love. She wrote the text of There IS Life After Lettuce (Eakin Press), a cookbook for heart patients and diabetics and has a master's degree in home economics. Whenever she tastes a delicious high calorie dish, she goes home to make a more healthy, but still tasty version. Her profile, travel, and cooking articles have appeared in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, Positive Parenting, AAA World, Hawaii and Alaska, and Romance Writer's Report.
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