It appears there was an attempt by the writer of the article to sensationalize a tragedy. The headline is all that many will see, not the explanation further in the article that both entry and exit wounds were counted. The understandable assumption will be made by many that the police over reacted. Were I confronted by a similar situation, I would keep firing until the person pointing a weapon at me was no longer in posession of the weapon, no matter how many fellow officers were at my side firing simultaneously. Given that all three officers involved were placed on leave, it is likely all three fired their weapons. Counting entry and exit wounds, a little over three shots per officer might be reasonable if the individual threatening the officers was under the influence of narcotics. The toxicology tests will shed light on that.