Christopher Deedy is a Special Agent with the Diplomatic Security Service, the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State. On November 5, 2011, while on a temporary duty assignment in Honolulu, HI, Chris saw two men harassing a patron of a Honolulu McDonald’s.  Chris responded and tried to diffuse the situation. He identified himself to the men as a federal agent and he and his friend were subsequently attacked by the men. During the altercation, Chris observed these men injure his friend, and felt he himself was going to be more seriously injured or killed, so he drew his firearm. Instead of submitting or retreating, one of the men moved in and tried to take Chris’ gun away. Chris fired his weapon in self-defense striking his attacker once in the chest.  Chris promptly performed tactical field care measures, but the man later died.

For further details click here:  Federal Court Pleading (declaration of counsel) pp.26-34

Chris was arrested by the Honolulu Police Department and charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Separate Felony, punishable by a term of life in prison.  

He has been released on bail.