Partner of officer killed on duty testifies about shooting

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - The partner of an officer killed in the line of duty got on the floor of the courtroom and testified how the woman accused in the killing stopped him from doing CPR that day.

Channel 2’s Tom Jones was in the Clayton County courtroom where the officer’s family became emotional during the dramatic reenactment of the crime.

It was quite a scene as an assistant district attorney got on the floor and played the role of Officer Sean Callahan after he had been shot.

Callahan's partner then reenacted what he did and how he said defendant Lisa Lebis kept him from keeping Callahan alive.

“I look up and I no longer see Sean and I see Mr. Lebis,” said Clayton County Police Officer Waymando Brown.

Lebis kept her head down as Brown got on the floor and explained how he aimed his weapon at her husband, who had just killed Callahan.

“I told him to drop his gun,” Brown said.

Brown said he fired six or seven times, hitting Lebis after he refused to drop his weapon behind the Motel 6 in Stockbridge in December 2012.

The motel called Brown and Callahan after employees said Lebis refused to leave the property after damaging a room. Witnesses testified Tremaine Lebis, a convicted felon, said he did not want to go back to jail.

Prosecutors said he took off running and shot and killed Callahan after he followed him.

Brown said once he cuffed Lebis, he tried to do CPR on his partner.

Callahan's family became emotional at this point.

Brown said as he started CPR, Lebis showed up and interrupted him with screaming and profanity.

Police said Lebis is a party to the crime for her actions and because she is a convicted felon who shouldn't have possessed weapons. The defense maintains she didn't have any weapons and didn't pull the trigger.

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