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Monday, November 15, 2010

4 seconds from warning to fatal shots, lawyer says

Woodcarver crossing Boren Avenue Still shots taken from a video camera in Officer Ian Birk's patrol car show John T. Williams in the crosswalk on Howell Street. Birk's report states that he could "clearly see a steel blade" in Williams' right hand and that he was stabbing or scraping a piece of wood.