Damn… Killed in front of his own mother.
A defendant is dead after being shot inside the new federal courthouse in downtown Salt Lake City Monday morning.
Officials say the shooting occurred during a trial involving Siale Angilau, 25, a member of the Tongan Crip Gang (TCG). Angilau was the finale defendant in a series of cases being prosecuted by the U.S. Government in federal court against members and associates of TCG.
Officials believe Angilau attempted to attack a witness with a pen and was fired at by a U.S. Marshall. Officials at a press conference Monday said the U.S. Marshal shot the defendant multiple times in the chest area.
After the shooting, a group of marshals continued to hold Angilau at gunpoint near the jury box while the jury was still present in the courtroom.