VIDEO: Marshal Shoots Utah Defendant Who Rushed Witness, Feds Say
A U.S. marshal shot a defendant in a Utah federal courtroom Monday morning after the defendant rushed at a witness as his trial began, CNN reports officials said.
Siale Angilau, an alleged gang member charged with racketeering conspiracy, was shot several times at a Salt Lake City federal courthouse after Angilau attacked someone who was on the witness stand, Judge Tena Campbell said in a court document about the incident.
Campbell declared a mistrial, noting the shooting happened in front of jury members, who were "visibly shaken and upset."
Angilau is one of nine alleged members of the Tongan Crip Gang charged in a 2010 indictment with racketeering conspiracy. The indictment alleges Angilau committed several convenience store robberies in Salt Lake City and assaulted the stores' clerks from December 2002 to July 2007.