Martin trial questions motive of shootingUPDATED 10:42 PM HST Mar 03, 2014Video Transcript
Was it friendly fire -- or attempted murder? That's the picture two sides have painted---for a Big Island jury to decide ... Good evening, I'm Kenny Choi. KITV4's Brenton Awa is live in the newsroom with tonights top story. Kenny -- this is the trial of Keaka Martin... He's accused of shooting two police officers and has yet to take the stand... But -- last week -- the defense argued that it wasn't Martin who fired the shots -- instead -- it was an officer that hit the other cop in the line of fire. Today -- two officers told their side of the story. Clips are in anystream Big Island officer Joshua Gouveia took the stand again today as the suspect Keaka Martin listened quietly to the testimony. Gouveia admits since being shot last year -- recovering has been a challenge. With anxiety setting in -- and at one point becoming slightly depressed. :28 - :39 - keaka martin on stand "I WAS ALSO HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING, FEELING THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SIDE EFFECTS." Gouveia got on his knees in court -- re-enacting what he says happened that night -- after he and officer Garrett Hatada responded to a report of gunshots being fired. Gouveia testified that he was checking underneath a parked car next to the former green onion lounge in hilo... He says someone surprised him -- being just three feet away -- then he saw a gun -- a flash -- and took a bullet to his thigh. Gouveia explained why he didn't fire back. 110 - 128 - Keaka martin on stand "I WAS IN A CROUCHING KNEELING POSITION AND IF I WERE TO DRAW MY SERVICE PISTOL, I WOULD HAVE TO STAY IN THAT POSITION, RISE UP TO KNEELING POSITION, UNHOLSTER MY WEAPON AND THEN GET BACK INTO THE CROUCHING POSITION." Officer Tuckloy Aurello showed up to find Gouveia injured on the ground. Aurello went in for aid. 129 - 147 - Keaka Martin, Monday 3rd batch "HE WAS LYING ON HIS BACK AND AS I MENTIONED HE HAD IS WEAPON DRAWN AND HE WAS POINTING IN THE DIRECTION OF THE WATER. WHEN I GOT TO HIS SIDE I WAS TRYING TO ASK HIM WHERE IS HE OR WHERE DID HE GO AND HE SAID HE DIDN'T KNOW." Police arrested Martin the next day after a 20 hour man-hunt. According to court documents, Martin shot himself in the chest as police closed in on him that day. Officer Gouveia finished testifying today. The defense chose not to cross-examine the officer.