Video: Shocking moment a Gang Member launches himself at a witness before a Marshal Shoots him Dead


The dramatic 24-second footage from the gang-related racketeering trial was released on Monday after a media coalition argued it was a public record in an important police use-of-force case.

It shows Angilau, a member of the Tongan Crip gang, calmly rising from his seat beside his attorney during the witness testimony and grabbing his lawyer’s pen.

Someone is heard yelling: “Whoa, whoa, whoa,” but before any officers could react, Angilau sprinted toward the witness and leaped with his right arm cocked overhead with the pen in hand.

The man jumped back to avoid being hit as Angilau fell feet-first over the front of the witness stand and the unidentified US marshal fires his gun.

A woman cries out in horror while other law enforcement in suits ran toward the witness stand.

Angilau’s defence attorney jumps under a desk while prosecutors stood in shock.

A bailiff swiftly moved to block the entrance to the front of the court and pointed at people in the gallery and told them to stay still with his right hand on his holstered weapon.

Someone is heard shouting in the direction of Angilau: “Get on the ground.”


Siale Angilau was shot dead in a courtroom after lunging at a witness with a pen

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