January 17, 1996 |
From the start, it was clear that the gunfight last month at a downtown motorcycle shop was a highly unusual event. Plainclothed police officers burst in, guns already drawn, catching customers and employees by surprise. Gunfire erupted out of nowhere. When the shots subsided, an officer and another man lay wounded. One customer was dying. The officers said they thought a "suspicious" man they had been watching was robbing the shop.