Well, still. It does specify that "you" are an expert shot, so where is only a matter of choice. Oh sorry, if you take that route.
Reminds me of last weeks episode of Boston Legal.
Denny and Jerry are walking through a parking garage, when a gun-wielding man jumps out with a gun and demands their wallets and watches or he would shoot them. Denny hands over his wallet and his watch, then pulls a gun of his own and shoots the man in both knees and a foot. "Self defense." Great show.