1 . On Wednesday, the circuit court says it was upgraded to a first degree murder charge. Police say Chen was sitting in his minivan in a residential parking lot when he was shot by the security guard after an altercation . Chen’s family has said the man was playing Pokemon Go. Cromwell’s attorney has previously argued Cromwell was in fear for his life, and that Chen’s car lunged toward Cromwell and if Cromwell didn’t shoot, he would have been run over. However, the Commonwealth’s attorney said there was no evidence Chen’s car was moving and argued the bullet positioning proves Cromwell can’t argue self-defense .
The commonwealth argued Cromwell first shot through Chen’s driver side window, then moved to the front of Chen’s car, shooting five more times.
Cromwell’s trial date is currently set for September 26.
A martial arts instructor from North Wales was among hundreds of passengers forced to leave Manchester Airport when a suspicious package sparked a security alert. Chris Pritchard, from Caernarfon, arrived at Terminal 3 at 9:30am today to check in for his flight to Heathrow, but a routine hold baggage screening then identified a bag which appeared to contain a suspicious item. Passengers were then asked to wait outside as a precaution , but weren t given any more information about what was happening, said Mr Pritchard.
They just kept moving us further and further away from the airport, he said.
Manchester Airport was evacuated after a suspicious package was spotted (Photo: Chris Pritchard)
First we were moved outside, then across the road, then we were asked to wait in the car park.
We weren t given any information .
We were just told they were evacuating us as a precaution.
It wasn t until the police, fire service, amulance, bomb squad and armed police arrived that I realised it was serious.
I asked a member of staff and he just said the situation was a lot worse than they first thought, but he couldn t tell me anything more than that.
The 37-year-old, who runs Pritchard s Martial Arts Academy in Caernarfon, was due to catch a connecting flight from Heathrow at 4:40pm to Las Vegas, where he s due to attend the
Martial Arts Supershow. After realising that the disruption could mean missing his flight to the US, Mr Pritchard decided to drive himself to Heathrow. This isn t the first time Mr Pritchard has encountered difficulty while travelling between the UK and USA: in January last year, he was caught up in the third worst snowstorm in New York s history while attending a Professional Martial Arts College function in New Jersey.
I travel to the USA maybe five or six times a year and, when something like this happens, I m just glad to be safe, he said.
But some people were actually getting really annoyed at the situation.
A Manchester Airport spokesman said: All passengers were safely evacuated from the terminal while further investigations took place.
Officers determined the bag posed no threat.
We apologise to all passengers affected by this incident.
The safety and security of our customers and employees will always be our number one priority.
Security guard charged in Pokemon Go shooting death in court
1. Police say Chen was sitting in his minivan in a parking lot when he was shot by the security guard after an altercation . Chen’s family has said the man was playing Pokemon Go. In April, Cromwell’s attorney asked to be removed from the case2, citing a deteriorating level of trust and a lack of communication .
The judge granted the request, and Cromwell was assigned a court-appointed attorney.
Cromwell has remained in jail since his arrest.