The cop maintains that Damon ignored orders to leave his car with his hands up and made a "threatening maneuver" that suggested his was armed.
Some readers used the incident to decry the frequency of police shootings, while others maintained that the gun-down wouldn't have taken place had Damon been cooperative.
Among the most interesting posts, however, was from a correspondent who says she's going to become a police officer. Here's her take.
Willow Tem writes:
Being a future cop, you're damn right if I'm serving a warrant on a lengthy criminal who has a warrant for robbing a bank and I can't see in his windows and he won't obey my order, my gun is going to be drawn and I'm going to take action if I feel threatened! The nerve of some people thinking he needs justice! Justice for what, breaking the law and being a piece of crap? Follow the law and you won't end up here!!