Friend, witness describe confrontation between Deedy and Elderts

Christopher Deedy’s re-trial continued Friday with the victim’s friend taking the stand.

Shane Medeiros admits that back in 2011, Kollin Elderts and his friends smoked marijuana the night of the deadly shooting at a Waikiki McDonald’s.

But, he says, it was Deedy that first approached and threatened them.

“So what was Deedy saying to Kollin?” asked deputy prosecutor Janice Futa.

“By the time I got there, he was saying, ‘Acting like this will get you shot. You don’t feel like getting shot tonight do you?’” Medeiros said.

“And what did that mean to you?” asked Futa.

“We were just in shock… because this guy just threatened to shoot us pretty much,” he said. “I just remember Kollin looking at me and looking at him like, ‘Whoa, what do you mean, you’re going to shoot me?’ That’s what he was saying and then (Deedy) was like, ‘Do you want to get shot?’ And (Elderts) was like, ‘If you’re going to shoot me, shoot me if you’re going to shoot me.’”

“Kollin, from the table, he stood up and I don’t remember how the two came together, but then they were kind of wrestling around,” said witness Michel Perrine. “They got right next to my table and I remember Christopher Deedy falling toward where I was sitting… He got back up. They were both standing in the middle in between the table that Kollin was sitting at and the registers.”

Perrine said he did not remember the actual shooting. “I remember the two of them fell on top of each other,” he said. “I believe Mr. Deedy was on top of Kollin.”

Perrine said Elderts had previously spoken to him while the two were at the counter and that he had shrugged it off.

Deedy was in Honolulu in 2011 to provide security at the APEC conference.

His first trial ended in a mistrial when jurors could not agree on a verdict.

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