Testimony began Monday in the trial of a Lexington man accused in a 2015 shooting that killed one brother and injured another.
Jermaine Marquise Anderson, 24, is charged with murder, assault, tampering with evidence, possession of cocaine and fleeing or evading police.
In her opening statement, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda Naish said the shell casings found in the street and a bullet recovered from the mirror of a nearby Kia Sorento were fired from a handgun that Anderson discarded.
In his opening statement, public defender Daniel Whitney said Anderson was justified in his use of force to defend himself.
Most of the first eight witnesses who testified Monday were police and firefighters who responded to the shooting scene. The lead detective will testify on Tuesday.
The trial, which is expected to last four days, resumes at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone is presiding.