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Lawyer: 'Bullying' led to Hawaii shooting by agent

Lawyer: Federal agent charged in killing at Hawaii McDonald's was protecting himself, others By The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) ' Attorneys for a federal agent charged with killing a man in a McDonald's restaurant in Hawaii says his client was protecting himself and others.

State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy is charged with second-degree murder in the Nov. 5 shooting of 23-year-old Kollin Elderts of Kailua.

The 27-year-old agent from Arlington, Va., was in Honolulu to help with security for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

Attorney Brook Hart said Thursday the early-morning incident started because Elderts "was harassing and bullying another person" at a Waikiki McDonald's.

Hart says Deedy has been staying in Honolulu with his wife since he was released on $250,000 bond two days after the shooting.

Deedy turned himself in to the sheriff's department Wednesday after a grand jury returned an indictment against him. He's expected to appear in district court Thursday.

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