Deedy testifies in courtUPDATED 6:52 PM HST Aug 07, 2013Video Transcript
All new tonight ... Deadly force, and why one federal agent chose to use it in the middle of a fast food restaurant.. Agent Christopher Deedy testified today about the moment of truth.. When he shot to kill inside a Waikiki McDonalds.. KITV4's Lara Yamada is covering this case gavel to gavel and joins us live... Christopher Deedy says when Kollin Elderts and Shane Mederios punched, tackled then began kicking his friend Adam Gutowski on the ground... he knew things had turned SERIOUS. That's when he says Elderts turned his attention... to him. TAPE 1 @ 1236-45 I didn't see him come at me, but he hit me hard and fast. The best way I can describe it is as a spear tackle. TAPE 1 @ 1602-12 I stood up, I put both arms in front of me, palms forward, and I said 'stop I'll shoot.' Deedy says Elderts moved forward again, this time, reaching for his gun. That's when he fired the first shot -- holding the gun close to his body, pointing upward, he says, to avoid hitting anyone else. That's when he says Elderts rushed him again, taking him down, straddling him, grabbing his wrist, reaching for his gun. TAPE 1 @ 5858-05 He was delivering the blows, he would come back and down back and down. TAPE 1 @ 5914-26 I had two concerns at that point: not letting those blows drive my skull into the ground and two and try to take a shot that would stop the threat. TAPE 1 @ 10018-34 After shots fired what did Elderts do? Stop. What happened? Instead of delivering punch he just came down on top me. TAPE 2 @ NATS: "Mache" Aftermath Cell Video A bystander's cell phone caught the aftermath. Showing Deedy hovering over Elderts. Deedy saying he could feel Elderts' breath, cutting off his shirt, trying to stop the bleeding, doing CPR... and talking to him. TAPE 2 @ 12817 I was saying breathe, breathe, stay with me, things like that. After officers realized he was the shooter, he was frisked and handcuffed. On the way to the hospital... hearing officers on their radios saying their shooter has now been arrested for murder. STATION TAPE 2 @ 5729-36 I don't know how to describe how I felt at that moment. It was like a ton of bricks hitting me in the chest. After more four hours of testimony today -- the prosecution got their chance. Deputy Prosecutor Janice Futa: pressing Deedy on the rules -- that PROHIBIT an agent from drinking alcohol -- ANY alcohol -- while carrying a gun. Also -- based on his OWN training -- whether deadly force was TRULY the appropriate response. We'll have more on those probing questions -- and more -- tonight at six.