A memorial took shape in front of the Glenn home in Tigard, where Lukus Glenn was shot to death by police. (Oregonian file photo)
Emily E. Smith of the Portland Oregonian newspaper reported that friends of Lukus Glenn, who witnessed deputies shoot and kill him outside his Metzger home in 2006, testified at his wrongful death trial in Portland's federal court Wednesday.
The trial from a lawsuit filed against Washington County and two of its deputies continues Thursday before U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman.
Wednesday morning jurors heard from David Lucas, 25, and Tony Morales, 28, the friends Hope Glenn called in the early morning hours of Sept. 16, 2006, asking for their help with her suicidal son.
The 18-year-old recent graduate of Tigard High School wasn't threatening others, they testified, when he was holding the small folding knife Lucas had given to him as a Christmas gift. They were not afraid of their friend and feared only that he might hurt himself.