Reid decided he didn’t like that.
His hands and feet shackled, Reid yelled and fought and kicked and flailed. Three or four deputies swarmed, tackled and quickly dragged him out of court into a holding cell. Others ran into the fray from outside the courtroom. One lost her Taser in the melee.
Reid’s lawyers have said Blowe threatened him by flashing a gun right before the shooting.
Then it was on, and Reid was punching and kicking.
A witness, Dwayne Eddie Brown, would have testified he saw Reid and Blowe get into an argument, Ufkes said in court documents. Blowe lifted up his shirt to reveal a gun in his waistband before turning and walking toward his home.
The 25-year-old had been charged with first-degree murder, but in July, he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and having a gun as a nonviolent felon. He admitted prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him of killing Deon Blowe, 36, on Aug. 30, 2015, when he shot him roughly a dozen times in the 1200 block of Bunsen Court.