SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, the FBI said.
Siale Angilau, 25, died at a hospital after he was shot in the chest as he rushed the witness with a pen in an "aggressive, threatening manner," the FBI said in a news release.
Angilau was shot several times in front of a jury that had been selected on Friday.
Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2010 accusing "Tongan Crip" gang members of assault, conspiracy, robbery and weapons offenses.
Under standard procedures, Angilau was not restrained in the courtroom, the FBI said.
Perry Cardwell, who was in the courtroom with his adult daughter, said Angilau was shot several times as he lunged toward the witness stand.
At least six shots were fired, he said.
Details in Tuesday's Havre Daily News.