However: IMO, he didn't shoot Bolton over a misdemeanor. He shot him because he was facing guaranteed time from the last charge, as well as a multitude of charges from being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm during the sale of a controlled substance, and other charges. He was probably looking at decades in prison. It's still not a good reason to shoot a police officer, but I think he knew he wasn't just getting a misdemeanor charge. Source for the news article Source for "Offense of possessing a firearm during commission or attempt to commit dangerous felony." Source for "Unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon."