You honestly think the cops
A. Knew this person was a vet considering there is millions or registered vets in the USA
B. Cared this person was a vet if he was in fact a criminal?
C. Mixed up this mans address for a potential gang house which would most likely be heavily armed anyways and would most likely require deadly force.
If im a cop and someone brands an AR-15 at me damn right im going to blow him away. I dont know if he will actually pull the trigger but am I really going to take that chance? When It comes down to my life versus his I will quite frankly choose mine any day. Use common sense.