ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The family of an officer killed in the line of duty sat in court on Friday as prosecutors laid out their case against the man accused of killing him -- Amanuel Menghesha.
Prosecutors said Fulton County Police Detective Terence Green was gunned down by Menghesha in front of a house in a subdivision near Fairburn while responding to a call on March 4.
Police told the judge at the Fulton County Courthouse that Menghesha wanted to die, but despite the AK-47 in his hand, he could not bring himself to commit suicide. In fact, the only person killed that night was Green.
Green's parents sat in the front row as fellow Fulton County Police Detective Twanesa Howard described the minutes before their son died.
"Detective Green was initially struck in the left upper arm," she said. "There was also a hole in his left shoulder and the left side of his head."