NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – An NOPD officer took the stand Friday detailing what he saw the night former Saint Will Smith was shot and killed after a traffic accident in the Lower Garden District.
Officer Christopher McGaw testified that he was not in uniform and was on a date when he witnessed from a distance the altercation between Will Smith and Smith’s shooter Cardell Hayes.
Officer McGaw said he heard two loud bangs while at the Half Moon Bar & Restaurant on St. Mary Street and knew it was a crash. He testified that he then listened to a heated exchange between two men which increased in volume and desperation.
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