“We should remember there is nothing wrong with retreating and deescalating the situation,” the judge said.
Doing this takes a level of maturity that was lacking on Dunn’s part. His having a gun turned the situation tragic. When I was younger (but old enough to know better), I was in a couple of situations where I was too proud to back down when dealing with immature teenagers. Thankfully I didn’t have a gun or I might have made the same kind of mistake.