On the 9th day of the retrial of federal agent Christopher Deedy, his friend, Adam Gutowski, took the stand.
Gutowski was there the moment the night began until the deadly shooting.
It's been three years since Deedy shot and killed 23-year-old Kollin Elderts at a Waikiki McDonald's.
Gutowski, like other who were there that night, say some of what they remember today is different from what they told police after the shooting including just how much he had to drink.
But, Gutowski says he remembers Elderts staring at another drunken customer, then getting angry at Deedy after the two exchanged words.
"What were you trying to do at the McDonald's that night when you walked up to Mr. Elderts?" asked the defense attorney.
Gutowski replied, "I was very much trying to keep Kollin from getting to Chris. I was very concerned if Kollin got to Chris something bad would happen."
"Why didn't you tell your friend, let's just leave?" asked Deputy Prosecutor Janice Futa.
Gutowski replied, "I was too concerned. Well, I didn't know what was going on, why this was happening. It was all happening extremely quickly. I'm just trying to deal with the situation as it was occurring."
Futa pressed Gutowski on why he didn't call police, stay to help his friend or seek more treatment after a scuffle with Elderts' friend Shane Medeiros.
Thursday afternoon, security guard Rosalinda Soriano took the stand saying Elderts was loud, acting drunk, and harassing another customer before Deedy stepped in.