“He was upset that someone was calling him out,” Assistant District Attorney Adam Kallsnick told the jury Friday.
The prosecutor said Lewis, who knew Lee carried a gun, stood his ground because he didn't think “his friend would kill him.”
At least three eyewitnesses testified that Lee pushed Lewis first and was shoved in return. He then stepped back, drew his gun and fired multiple shots at close range, according to witness reports.
“The defendant's story didn't add up with the physical evidence,” Kallsnick said outside the courtroom. “The fact that he was shot so many times defeats the defendant's story that it was just an accident.”
Jurors, who deliberated for nearly four hours, declined to comment. Lee's attorney also declined to comment.