Christopher Deedy was back on the stand Wednesday.
Chris picked up where he left off–talking about the time that led up to the deadly-force encounter with Elderts. He described in vivid detail what he saw and what he felt as the situation escalated. At one point Chris even took off his suit jacket, laid down on the ground and re-enacted the final moments where Elderts straddled him, was punching him in the head and trying to take his gun away.
Chris’ testimony continued with what transpired after the fatal shot, including how he got up and walked away dazed for a moment. He then turned back to provide “Tactical Combat Casualty Care” and followed his training to try to keep Elderts alive. Chris also talked about what happened when the police and ambulance arrived, and how he was subsequently arrested and taken to the hospital. He described how evidence was taken from his person and what happened at the police station in the hours that followed.
The prosecution began their cross-examination of Chris, focusing on the firearms and deadly force language in the State Department regulations. The theme they seemed to be following before the judge called a recess at the end of the day was whether or not Chris had observed a crime and whether or not he could have run away from the situation. Testimony is expected to resume at 9:00am Hawaii time/3:00pm Eastern time.
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