So the kid was on something and couldn't think straight and she shot him. In talking to the police officers I know, shooting is the absolute last resort and only to be used in protecting their own life or the life of others. She could have taken that punk with her bare hands. I don't think the shooting was justified.
Resisting arrest does not make it ok for someone to shoot you. I'm not saying that the bonehead is doing the right thing, but just because he was being stupid doesn't warrant being shot. If that's the case, there would be a lot of shot up people around.
Why didn't she call for backup from the start anyways? I thought it was pretty much common procedure when it's apparent that there is going to be a sobriety test.
Also, running from the police, as long as the person is not breaking the law while doing so, is not against the law in itself. It is perfectly logical for people to be afraid of the police. I bet every one of us hits the brakes when they see a police officer, even though we aren't speeding or changes the way they drive when there is a police car behind them. We are all programmed to have some kind of fear of the police. The Supreme Court has already ruled that running away from the police in a legal manner is not probable cause let alone cause to shoot someone (not referring to this case, but Irishred's generalization that people who run deserves to be shot).