Jurors Hear from Victim, Police & Doorman in Patrick's Trial

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - A parade of witnesses for jurors in Zecary Banks' attempted murder trial. Jurors have heard from 15 witnesses so far. The prosecution will likely continue to until Thursday afternoon or Friday.

Banks, 28, is accused of shooting five people in Patrick's Pub on College Avenue on July 28 2016.

On Wednesday jurors heard testimony from a victim, responding officers as well as the doorman at the bar that night, who ID'd banks in court on Wednesday as the shooter.

Dr. Behm, the surgeon from Robert Packer Hospital who performed surgeries on both Nicholas Ewanyk and Kevyn Walker testified on Wednesday. He said if he hadn't operated both men would have likely died due to septic shock.

Walker also took the stand on Wednesday, he said he was standing near the front of the bar when he hear a loud noise, turned to look over his left shoulder and saw a flash. He said about 30 seconds passed before he realized he had been shot in the left buttock.

The doorman at Patrick's, Paris Dowdle, identified Banks as the shooter in court.

Dowdle said he arrived at the bar around 8 p.m. on the night in question. He said he didn't observe any fighting or scuffles all night, but just before shots were fired he saw three black men approaching the bar from the opposite side of the pub.

Dowdle said just moments later the first shot was fired. Defense attorney Jack Kotchick asked why Dowdle initially told police he couldn't ID a shooter. Dowdle said he didn't want to get involved because he feared retaliation.

More crucial testimony describing the weapon was given by Shawn Drum. He testified that he saw a black man in dark clothing wearing a red hat fire a revolver four or five times before running out the front door.

He said he believes it was a revolver because he didn't see a slide, or any shell casings. He also said he didn't see a second gun, which the defense alleged was involved in the shooting during opening statements on Tuesday.

Court resumes Thursday morning at 9 a.m. you can stay up to date by following 18 News on Twitter.

 


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