I followed the news story regarding Raoul Moat, and i wasn't surprised by the ending, he was either going to commit suicide or put the police into a scenario where the police had to shoot him.
I was starting to write my thoughts on the subject when I read Anna Raccoon's blog post on the subject. Once I read her blog post I knew anything I came up with would never do the subject justice.
So I ask you to go to Anna Raccoon Blog and read her blog post regarding Raoul Moat. She hits the nail on the head in her post.