I wonder if they buffed the assault rifle soldiers in Leon 1. I got downed with 4 health bars left, just in veteran mode by an assault rifle guy miles away, while I was down, he dropped all 4 of my bars and put me into dying status before I could get up. He literally didn't miss a single shot.
It was "get knocked down by bullets, then get hit by about 20 more bullets from same enemy lightyears away while I was down". I've never seen them do that before. They usually just spray wildly.