Alleged Gang Member Killed in Salt Lake City Courtroom

Published 04/22 2014 11:06AM

Updated 04/22 2014 11:09AM

(KSL) An alleged gang member on trial in federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah was shot and killed Monday by U.S. marshals after he attempted to attack a witness testifying against him.

"The defendant went after a witness...and when he engaged the witness at the witness stand, he was shot by the U.S. Marshals Service," said Mark Dressen the FBI's assistant special agent-in-charge for the Utah bureau.

"From what I understand, the defendant may have grabbed a pen or a pencil and charged the witness stand at that time," he said.

Siale Maveni Angilau - aka "C-Down" - was shot multiple times in the chest. He was reportedly still breathing when he was taken away in an ambulance, but he died in the early afternoon at a local hospital.

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