By Jim Dooley | Hawaii Reporter
HONOLULU — More details of the fatal confrontation last year between federal agent Christopher Deedy and local resident Kollin Elderts have been revealed in court papers.
Prosecutors allege that Deedy, 28, who has been charged with murder after fatally shooting Elderts, was the “first aggressor” in an altercation that occurred inside a Waikiki McDonalds restaurant.
But the defense argues that videotape of the event, which has been sealed from public view, shows that Elderts, 23, was the aggressor.
Elderts and a companion, Shane Medeiros, were verbally “bullying” customers in the fast food restaurant and Deedy, a special agent with the U.S. State Department who was present in the restaurant with friends, then spoke with Elderts about his behavior, according to the defense.