Dougherty also answered the question of how many shots were fired by law enforcement, totaling 129 rounds fired by law enforcement. Out of 129 rounds, 91 rounds hit the tractor trailer. with seven officers shooting rounds along different points. The first round of shots fired by law enforcement officers was on the northbound Exit 8 off ramp where 61 rounds were fired. At the end of the ramp at the 20A intersect, 17 rounds were fired. The third round of shots were fired by the southbound on ramp heading west on 20A. The fourth and final rounds were fired at the Morgan View Drive and 20A intersection where 48 rounds.
“I truly believe that day that Blessed did not plan for a major attack on law enforcement again. That doesn’t mean that I don’t think he had a plan in the future based on what was recovered and his vehicle and based on what was recovered in this bedroom. I do believe that he certainly had a plan for the future. What that plan was, I don’t have that information.” said Dougherty.