When paramedic Chris Wall regarded on the variety of bullet holes in Mark Shatford’s stomach, he had hassle processing what he was seeing.
But it surely was darkish on Duke Road West at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2019, so Wall and his companion moved Shatford to the again of their well-lit ambulance.
Now that he may see extra clearly, he realized there have been much more holes within the 42-year-old sufferer’s stomach than he had first thought.
In actual fact, Wall advised a jury Thursday that there have been extra bullet holes than he had ever seen.
“I saved making an attempt to course of what I used to be seeing,” Wall testified.
Justin David Breau, 37, is charged with second-degree homicide in Shatford’s loss of life.
Wall known as described the sufferer’s accidents as “surprising.”
Paramedic Chris Wall, seen right here on the left with companion James Ryan, testified on Thursday that the accidents to Mark Shatford have been ‘surprising.’ (Graham Thompson/CBC)
It regarded as if somebody had taken a everlasting marker and peppered Shatford’s midsection — from the underside of his ribs to the highest of his legs — with dots, Wall stated.
He began to rely them however gave up at 30 as a result of there have been so many.
A botched, middle-of-the-night house invasion led to the taking pictures, stated Crown prosecutor Joanne Park in her opening remarks to the jury Wednesday.
She advised them that Shatford and his girlfriend have been within the bed room of their condo at 321 Duke Road West on Nov. 17, 2019, when masked intruders entered shortly after 4 a.m.
She stated one of many males demanded cash or “dope.” As Shatford wrestled with one of many males contained in the condo, his girlfriend managed to drag down the person’s masks and acknowledged Breau, somebody she had recognized for years.
Shatford pursued the lads out of the condo.
Park advised the courtroom that Breau headed for a close-by car, reached in, grabbed a shotgun and fired it at Shatford, who tried to beat back the shot along with his hand.
Justin Breau, 37, is on trial in Saint John for second-degree homicide within the 2019 loss of life of Mark Shatford. (Fb)
She says lots of of pellets handed via Shatford’s hand earlier than hitting him within the stomach.
He was rushed to the Saint John Regional Hospital and underwent emergency surgical procedure, adopted by a number of different operations to restore greater than 100 holes in his intestines. Regardless of the entire medical interventions, Shatford died a month later.
Wall was the primary witness to testify on Day 2 of the trial.
He stated that when he and his companion, James Ryan, arrived at 321 Duke St. West at about 4:30 a.m., it was “basically mass chaos.”
He stated police and hearth officers have been already there, together with a small crowd of individuals, a few of them screaming, he stated.
He stated they have been on scene for about 17 minutes and Shatford was acutely aware your complete time.
“He saved asking, ‘Am I going to die? Please do not let me die,'” Wall testfied.
He stated Shatford additionally requested a number of instances “if his male genitals have been nonetheless there.” Wall stated Shatford was very involved about that.
Const. Tammy Spence testified that she arrived on the scene inside a few minutes of the 911 emergency name at 4:26 a.m. She stated she spoke with a number of of the individuals who lived in the home with Shatford, together with his girlfriend and three of her kids, aged 11, 17, and 18. All have been in the home on the time of the incident.
Const. Lacey Johnson of the main crime unit testified she was the investigator on name the weekend Shatford was shot.
She stated investigators knew that the suspects had fled the scene in a car, presumably maroon colored, heading east on Duke Road.
She stated cops went door-to-door within the neighbourhood, asking if anybody noticed or heard something. Officers additionally talked to companies within the space and solely discovered one with exterior cameras, however the footage did not yield something of any significance, Johnson stated.
To this point, the trial has heard from seven witnesses, all emergency personnel. Testimony will proceed on Friday morning.