A second Mountie on trial in the slaying of a man at a rest stop admitted more information was needed before he and his team approached a pickup truck he assumed had a shooting suspect inside.
RCMP Cpl. Randy Stenger and his colleague Const. Jessica Brown has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault in the fatal shooting of Clayton Crawford on July 3, 2018, near Whitecourt, Alta., 200 kilometers northwest of Edmonton.
A jury heard that RCMP were looking for a purple pickup truck that fled the scene of a shooting a day earlier in Valhalla Centre, a hamlet more than 500 kilometers northwest of Edmonton.
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The court heard that Stenger, Brown and another officer approached the vehicle at the Chickadee Creek rest area, where there was a struggle between the officers and Crawford.
The jury heard 11 shots were fired by Stenger and Brown, 10 of which hit Crawford.
The Crown concluded its cross-examination of Brown, who earlier testified that she feared for her life and thought Crawford might have had a gun or could have hit her or her colleagues with his vehicle.
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