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Witness to Charlotte Cop Murders Saw Flashes from Killer’s Gun

September 09, 2010  | 

The man, Willie McMickens, told jurors he was there on March 31, 2007, the night Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD officers Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton were fatally shot.

But McMickens said he didn't get a good look at the man who shot the officers, and he was not asked if Demeatrius Montgomery was the man he’d seen.

Montgomery, 28, is charged in the killings. He has pleaded not guilty and his attorneys have said another man who resembles Montgomery might have committed the crimes. Montgomery’s trial is in its third week, though the evidence phase began Tuesday.

"(The short man) reached down, he fell back, and I seen flames come out the gun," McMickens said. "And then I saw more flames. Pop. Pop.

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