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R.I. detective says slain colleague yelled for help before being shot

The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- A Providence police detective describes the chaotic moments surrounding the shooting death of a colleague inside police headquarters last year.

Today's testimony comes as the second week opens in the trial of Esteban Carpio-the man accused of shooting Detective Sergeant James Allen to death with the officer's own weapon. Carpio's lawyer says he was insane at the time of the killing.

On the stand today, Detective Timothy McGann said he and Allen were questioning Carpio in a conference room when he left to get Carpio some water.

As he returned, he said he heard the sounds of a fight inside the locked room.

Allen yelled for help, saying "He's going to kill me." Then McGann heard a gunshot. McGann yelled Allen's name but he didn't respond.

After busting down the door, police found Allen fatally shot on the conference room floor. McGann says Carpio was nowhere to be found.

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