"he brandished a weapon" Could mean anything.
If they would just teach the police how to shoot, the kid would be alive still. Most of these guys pull their gun out only to qualify once a year. It seems that every time there is an officer involved shooting enough shots are fired to empty a 16 round clip or two and maybe one shot hits the "bad guy". Do they have to shoot to kill? Well, the side of the barn is pretty bug, and shooting an arm or leg would be the equivalent of getting a shot through the door. On the other hand, perhaps there is more to it. But I doubt it.