Man shot by former LMPD detective takes stand in trial against Chauncey Carthan
Ishmael Gough was on the stand for more than an hour, but before he was called to testify, the jury saw some graphic photos of him in the hospital with bullet wounds, taken on Sept. 4, 2012, the night former LMPD detective Chauncey Carthan shot Gough near the intersection of 24th Street and Chestnut Street.
Dashcam video captured the encounter.
Gough, who was 22 at the time, says he was just trying to go home when he noticed someone was following him. At first, he says he thought it may be a friend or someone trying to alert him. He was pulled over earlier in the day because his tail light was out.
He described Carthan's behavior as aggressive, telling him he was a police officer while pointing a gun, and telling him to get on the ground, but never saying what Gough did wrong.
The defense pushed back on Gough's claims that he put his hands in the air and walked backwards before he was shot, saying he didn't tell detectives that in his initial statement.
However, the prosecution contends Carthan never properly identified himself as a police officer.
Carthan is charged with wanton endangerment, official misconduct and DUI. He is expected to take the stand at some point.
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