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Co-defendant says Underwood pulled trigger, killing high school coach

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – One of two men charged in the killing of a local high school says he saw Henry Underwood fire the shots.

Jaevin Bowie testified on Wednesday that he and Underwood were breaking into cars when Terrance Miles walked out of an apartment at East Central Towers.

That was in May of 2017.

Bowie said Underwood approached Miles and the two had words, with Miles stating, “I don’t have any money.”

He said Underwood then shot the assistant football coach at North Side High School several times.

Bowie told jurors he panicked at that point. He has admitted to wiping down a gun he was carrying and the one allegedly used by Underwood, then throwing them down a trash chute.

In court, Underwood interrupted proceedings and was scolded by the judge.

The trial is expected to continue early Thursday, with a recently added witness — Shane Patton — set to take the stand. Patton was recently sentenced in an unrelated child death case, but was housed in the county jail at the same time Bowie was locked up.

Defense attorneys wanted him in court to testify.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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