"I closed my finger on the trigger and shot the gunman smack through the side of the head. Hard? Cold-blooded? Little respect for life? Maybe. But after all, it didn't seem to me to be the time to argue the point with the would-be killer"
- Check. There are two full sentences in that excerpt that cover the climax and falling action of the story.
- Check. A man was shot through the side of the head!
- Double check! The hero shots a man in the head and casually justifies it saying "it didn't seem to me to be the time to argue the point with the would-be killer"
This is what reader's wanted and what writer's delivered.