Security guard who witnessed crime testifies in Tai Chan trial

Tai Chan in court on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Credit: KFOX14/CBS4)

A security guard who was working at a hotel on the night a former sheriff’s deputy was killed by his partner testified Thursday in court.

Tai Chan is accused of killing his fellow deputy, Jeremy Martin.

Marvin Zamora, a security guard at the Hotel Encanto on the night of the shooting, said Martin told him, "Call 911" while he was running away from Chan.

Zamora told the jury that he ran up a stairwell to the seventh floor after hearing a loud bang.

He said that once he reached the seventh floor, he saw Martin running toward him bleeding, trying to get to the elevator. He said he saw Chan following Martin with a gun in his hand.

“I ran up and saw Jeremy Martin running toward me and Tai Chan behind him,” said Zamora.

The prosecution asked how he looked. “He was covered in blood,” said Zamora.

Zamora testified that he did not write down what he saw in detail the night of the shooting when filling out a hotel incident report.

He said he also failed to mention in his statement to police that he saw Chan holding a gun.

He was asked why he left out information about Chan holding a gun from the incident report.

He responded, “I just wanted to go home."

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