A friend of an Indigenous man who was fatally shot on a Saskatchewan farm says he was blinded by glass and took off in a panic when the windshield of the S-U-V he was driving was smashed.
Cassidy Cross has told the murder trial of Gerald Stanley that he was drunk and the S-U-V had a flat tire when he and others went to the Stanley farm near Biggar in August 2016 after they'd been at a neighbouring farm to steal.
Cross told court that as he ran away, he heard two gunshots and a bullet whizzed past his right ear.
He admitted under cross-examination that he has changed his story since speaking to police.
Stanley has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie, who died from a single gunshot wound to the back of his head. (The Canadian Press)