...through a glass, darkly
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I love the idea and the black and white thinking, but unfortunately not always so clear cut.A good man would not shoot another without reason (unless it is possibly accidental). So the premise is faulty. A man shot for reason is by definition a bad man, and shooting a bad man with a good reason is good, or at least forgivable. A bad man pretending to be a good man is still a bad man, a good man would not have murderous intent.
People who think they are very, very good can be provoked into vigilantism and shoot the wrong guy.
Could be they shot someone who had a bad reputation, but is innocent of the crime suspected.
I think that was the point of the riddle, or at least a plausible scenario for it.