KOTA KINABALU: A bank executive saw former state minister Datuk Conrad Mojuntin aiming his shotgun and firing it at Anthony Chang Kim Fook who then collapsed on the road outside the Donggongon library in the early hours of Oct 23 last year.
Christopher William, 24, also told an inquest into Chang’s death that a police patrol car was parked just metres away as the incident unfolded, but its blue roof lights were only switched on after the shooting.
Questioned by Deputy Public Prosecutor Suhaimi Ibrahim who assisted the inquest, William said a speeding Perodua Kenari pulled up in front of the library earlier.
He said four people emerged from the car, among them Chang who wielded a samurai sword in his right hand.
William said he was standing at a parking lot opposite the library and had a clear view of the events.
He said the others who emerged from the Kenari were known to him as Edo (Saffrih Samijan), Titi (Lim Fan Shiong) and Kado (Ferdenend Felix Jiponi).
“I heard Edo shouting sak ('kill' in the Hakka dialect) and then kasi mati (kill),” said William, adding that Conrad was standing right in front of the library while his son Petrus was behind him and a friend, Alexander Chuan, nearby.
William, the 24th person to testify in the inquest, said he saw Conrad firing into the air and heard some shouting.
“Anthony (Chang) was running towards the library and he was shouting mati (die),” he said, adding that after the first shot, Conrad aimed and fired his gun at Chang.
William said he saw Chang’s right leg crossing over his left leg as he collapsed on the road.
He said that at this juncture he noticed some people – a few of them masked – gathering at one end of the library building.
“I saw Titi running towards them after the shooting. As he was running, he threw the samurai sword he was holding on to the road. The group that was gathered at the end of the library then fled,” he said.
William said that almost immediately after the second shot, the police patrol car switched on its lights.
“At first I only noticed that there was a white-coloured Proton Waja parked near the library. I only realised that it was a police car when the blue revolving lights were switched on,” William said.
“I felt the situation would have been different if the blue lights had been switched on. The police car should have been parked right in front of the library,” he added.
Earlier, Conrad’s nephew Mitchell Mojuntin, 30, told the inquest that his uncle had surrendered the shotgun at the Penampang police station minutes after the shooting.
“We drove to the police station in my brother’s Land Rover. Conrad was with me. On the way he kept asking whether the boy (Chang) was killed. He said he had only aimed at the boy’s legs,” Mitchell added.
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