Officer who killed Fong Lee testifies about shootingby Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Andersen is the only known person who saw the shooting of 19-year-old Fong Lee. Anderson fired the eight bullets that killed Lee in 2006.
Andersen testified that Lee was carrying a gun in his right hand as he chased Lee. The plaintiffs' attorney, Michael Padden, showed Andersen a still photo from a security camera, showing Lee running from Andersen.
Padden asked Andersen if it appeared to him that Lee was or was not carrying a gun. Andersen said he wouldn't testify to whether or not the image showed a gun in Lee's hand.
Before trial began this morning, Judge Paul Magnuson issued another warning to the plaintiffs' counsel about improperly entering evidence.
Yesterday Padden showed a photo of Lee's bloodied body, without giving the family a chance to leave the room. Magnuson warned he would grant a mistrial if the plaintiffs pull such "stunt" again.
- All Things Considered, 05/20/2009, 5:50 p.m.