Okay, hang on. If we still assume a single shooter, how does he stand our victim up and then shoot him again from the right range?
Easy. The vic' can be stood up dead.
It's freaky anatomy, but it's normal for his species. Between the big feet and the locking tendons you could stand this guy up dead, and he wouldn't fall down until his ankles start to rot.
Tell me you don't have this guy standing in the morgue.
The Captain was bringing some Academy cadets through, I had half of them running down the hall to find some carpet to paint.