In my story I have a cop who is kind of like Dirty Harry in the first movie, where the villain has legally gotten away with his crimes. The antihero cop character, follows him around on his own time, to see if he will get any leads, or get anything on him. Finally after days of not seeing anything, he gets frustrated and makes a threatening phone call to him, in order to flush him out, and get him to do something to incriminate himself, so to speak. However, it does not go as plan and the villain believes that another cop is after him, who also plays a role in the story, so the villain goes to take the other cop hostage, to find out what he knows, things get out of hand and the villain ends up shooting the other cop to death in a gunfight. Now I want the main character, the antihero cop type, to get in a lot of trouble for the other cop's death and looking at a harsh prison sentence. Harsh enough to not want to face the music and rather be a fugitive. Now I was told by others who read and discussed it, that that, who is also the main character, would not go to prison. He would just get fired or face disciplinary actions. But I need him to literally want to be fugitive and not be taken alive even, cause he not face jail time. I want it to be bad enough where he will not be taken alive. Is there somewhat I can tweak this, so he would be in that much trouble for another officer's death, in a way that's more realistically plausible to the reader?