As far as deescalation, there’s not a lot you can do. The officers told the man to drop the gun and he didn’t. If he would have Baby Yoda get in loser we are gettinf chicky niggies shirt, sweater wouldn’t be dead. With only a few officers on scene you can’t “fall back” and try and figure out what to do because you don’t have enough officers on scene to contain the threat and decide what to do later. The threat can escape or continue to harm other people. Now to the coup de grace… the officers “admitted” it was a replica. Yes, after the call was completed and the incident was over. Not before. Idiot. Can you tell that’s not a gun? That’s Tamir Rices toy gun in that picture by the way. Another incident where people claimed the officers should have been able to tell. Did you guess which one was the toy? Or did you kill Tamir?