WATCH LIVE: Closing arguments underway in Kerrick trial

WATCH LIVE: Closing arguments underway in Kerrick trial

Closing arguments are underway in the trial of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall "Wes" Kerrick. Kerrick is charged with fatally shooting unarmed Jonathan Ferrell in September of 2013.

This is the fifth week of the State versus Kerrick and the presentation of evidence is over. Both the defense and prosecution will try to sway the jury one last time.

After closing arguments, Judge Robert Ervin will instruct the jury before they start to deliberate.

Kerrick and other responding officers had identified Ferrell as a possible burglary suspect after a woman called 911 overnight to report a stranger was banging on her door and trying to kick it in.

State prosecutors say Ferrell had been injured after wrecking his car and was seeking help at the woman's house when he was mistaken as a burglar. They argue Ferrell ran in Kerrick's direction after fearing for his life when another officer deployed his taser, with red laser beams pointing at Ferrell's chest.

Kerrick's defense team says he shot Ferrell in self-defense, as Ferrell charged toward him and attempted to grab his gun.

The trial has put a line-up of CMPD officers on the stand, including the two who responded with Kerrick that night.

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