NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk police officer Michael Edington said that he felt David Latham was a threat and to his own family the night he died.
Under oath, Edington took the stand, and told the jury Latham was standing in the doorway of his house, holding a knife in his hand and waving it.
Edington said he repeatedly told Latham to put down the weapon, but Latham said no.
Then, Edington told the jury Latham took a small side step, which made Edington start shooting.
The Commonwealth's attorney tried to point out inconsistencies in Edington's story.
Prosecutors say Edington never mentioned anything about Latham taking a step in police interviews.
The commonwealth insinuated Latham never took a step, then asked Edington if he made that upnto justify the shooting. Edington responded no.
Stay with News 3 as the trial continues.