Whoa! Hold on there, folks!
Yes, the woman was clearly out of line. However, shooting at a moving vehicle like that pits all the passengers and others near them on the road and potentially EMS people at risk.
Were they not able to pick the woman up later, when she stopped? Oh, yes! they were! So they did not have to shoot at a moving car with 5 children in it, whether they were her children or not.
I don’t think anyone is saying that what she did was right, but for myself, the police shooting at a moving vehicle when they were not in imminent danger of being run over was simply flat-out wrong. They should have radioed it in and did what they ended up doing without the shooting, since they all seem to have not accomplished whatever they were trying to accomplish by shooting without the shooting.
Imagine if the headline were: Police shoot at car, which then hits another vehicle head-on, killing mother of 5, 5 children, and occupants of other vehicle.