CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case against a Virginia police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a teen at a car wash.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/23cJewV ) reports that prosecutors called 18 witnesses and played two recorded police interviews with Richmond Police Officer David Cobb on the day he shot 18-year-old Paterson Brown Jr.
Cobb’s attorney says the officer acted in self-defense. Cobb was off duty at the time.
Video footage shown to the jurors shows Brown getting into the officer’s car and driving it into the washing bay. Officials say Cobb told him to get out and later shot Brown during an altercation. Both men are black.
Cobb said in taped interviews that he feared for his life and believed Brown had been reaching for a weapon.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com
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