Tyler Rambo, the alleged Coeur d'Alene 4th of July shooter, appeared before Judge Cynthia Meyer on Monday.
During today's opening statements the prosecutor said Rambo intended to shoot Jawuan Anderson, with who he allegedly got into an altercation at a party. She said he had a gun with at least 13 bullets in his pocket.
Rambo allegedly attempted to murder Anderson, according to the prosecutor. The defense argued that Rambo fired the weapon in the air to get Anderson to back off.
Coeur d'Alene Police began chasing Rambo after the first shot was fired, according to KHQ.
Seven police officers allegedly told Rambo to drop the weapon and the defense argued he did not respond right away because there was "a lot of noise."
Rambo did not drop the weapon and the police tased him. He then allegedly fired another shot after being tased. The prosecutor argued that he had control of his arms when he made another shot and it was not accidental.
The defense claimed Rambo's weapon discharged as a result of being tased.
Judge Meyer told the jury that she predicts the trial to take around two weeks.