mondo2000 wrote:I am walking to my car and someone pulls out a knife or handgun to rob me. I give them my wallet but they do not leave so I use deadly force to stop the attacker.
My opinion is that you have not been aware of your surroundings and that caused you to be in this confrontation. Additionally, if someone pulls a gun or a knife on you (for whatever reason, robbery included) your action should be to draw and fire as fast as you can and be moving at the same time. More often than not these days, the perp will kill the victim even after they have complied with all their demands. Consider for a moment that he told you to drop your pants......... or he told you to lay down face first on the ground?
If you are going to give them your wallet (realizing you are already behind the curve considerably), use that as a distraction by throwing it on the ground while drawing.
Everything else in you list looks OK, except holstering your pistol and calling your lawyer. Make the one call to 911 and remain alert. Do not make any other calls until the Police arrive and secure the scene. This is so you can remain alert and ready for any further necessity to respond.
I would keep the pistol at the ready for any other thugs that may be hesitating to advance on you. Once the Police arrive, I would place my Pistol on the ground and step away from it with my open hands up above my head. Then follow the instructions of the Police.
This is my opinion. No one will ever know exactly what to do when this happens to them. You can only count on your training and your muscle memory developed by your training. You MAY
win and you may not. The purpose of even having a weapon with you is to give you a chance of success. The best defense is to train as much as you can and do not get caught in this situation.
Be aware, be ready, be safe!