Attorney says man charged with murder in El Norteno shootout was defending his friend | Crime News
The video then shows Kapel taking two guns next to the bodies of Reid and Martin and walking away.
At last week’s bond negotiation, Mitchell had said that at this point Eggleston was wandering around Martin and Reid after they were shot.
Virginia State Police Special Agent Scott Mitchell shows Judge Frederick King how Jamal Jenkins was positioned in El Norteno restaurants when Mitchell said the video shows Jenkins shooting Shavon Lamont Reid.
“Kapel walks out the door with a stranger in a pink shirt and Eggleston turns and walks back to the bar and then out onto the patio,” said Mitchell. “The people were still inside.”
Mitchell said the video then showed Eggleston and a woman on the patio outside, and Jamel Daeshaun Turner joined them.
“Kapel has no guns and looks the other way,” said Mitchell. “Turner raises both arms and starts shooting in Kapel parking lot, and Eggleston starts shooting Kapel with one arm raised.”
At this point, a Martinsville police officer on routine patrol, whose name is not yet known, approached with a rifle and began firing back.
“The bodycam on the officer shows him return fire and Turner falls,” Mitchell said. “Kapel was hit too.”
Eggleston and the woman retired to the restaurant, and then the video shows Eggleston walking out onto the terrace again and pulling Turner inside.
John Swezey (left) and Jamal Jenkins.
According to police, about 30 employees and customers were trapped inside with the gunmen until officers from the Martinsville Police Department, Virginia State Police, and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stormed the restaurant and secured the scene.
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