I disagree. Our military and police forces train to run to danger, which is normally not a natural instinct. Our training many times overrides natural instinct. I've been trained by repeated use to believe roller coasters are fun, although still somewhat frightening. My natural instinct is to nope right out of there and not ride them, but once I started riding them, I discovered the pleasure outweighed the fear. Not an apples to apples comparison, but it is a case of training overruling natural instinct.No amount of training will over ride your natural instincts.
If your natural instinct is to shoot the first person you see with a gun that's not wearing a matching uniform as yours, perhaps you shouldn't be a first responder to a crisis situation in a state with very high concealed carry licensing. Not saying anything about you personally, nor labeling anything as racist, etc. But I do believe based on the very limited info I have, unless the guy was pointing his gun at the officer, he should not have been shot. If the officer in question was too ramped up and not following proper protocol (which it seems he wasn't as there were others with guns drawn, and a high probability that they were of various races), then the officer was negligent in his duty. Doesn't make it racist, but does make it a good thing to remember when training future officers. Also makes it a good training tool for concealed carry classes. As I've said many times, if your gun is drawn, I expect you to be shooting it. If you're not planning on shooting anyone/thing, holster that sidearm.
Now folks are questioning you on "what does a gang banger look like". I get what you're saying, and I can't say you're wrong. But once again, I feel officers should be held to the same standards as the rest of us when it comes to gun safety and appropriate use of force. Again, not claiming any racial issues in this circumstance, but if you're responding to a shooter, and you see multiple people with guns, none of which are pointed at you, should you shoot, or should you assess? I know as a Conceal Carry holder, I have to assess and ONLY shoot if I'm being shot at, drawn on, or someone in my immediate vicinity is being shot at/drawn on/beaten to death. That last one is sketchy too as far as justifiable use of force because so few people understand how much damage someone can do with fists.I will always be more alert and ready to draw on someone dressed like a gang banger. It’s just human nature as they are known for violence and illegal activity. My training has taught me to watch people’s hands as they are what will kill you.