Closing arguments presented at trial of man shot by officer
The Waterloo Region Courthouse in Kitchener, Ont., is seen on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. (David Imrie / CTV Kitchener)
Ryan Arcon’s fate will soon rest with a jury.
Arcon, 33, is charged with assaulting a police officer and assault with a weapon in connection with an incident at an apartment on Erb Street in Waterloo which saw Arcon shot five times.
It happened in March 2010.
Court has heard that Const. Randy Galantal responded to the apartment in response to a disturbance.
A roommate said Arcon was stabbing furniture and talking to an empty closet.
Galantal testified that he shot Arcon in self-defence as Arcon was moving toward him with two steak knives.
A Special Investigations Unit investigation cleared Galantal of any wrongdoing.
Closing arguments at the trial were presented Tuesday.
Defence lawyer Peter Boushy said inconsistencies in the crown’s case mean Arcon’s guilt cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
“The onus is on the crown and never shifts to prove each essential ingredient of the offences beyond a reasonable doubt, but the defence’s position is (that there were) numerous inconsistencies,” he tells CTV.
The Crown argued that Arcon was high at the time of the incident and was looking to stab someone.
The case is expected to be turned over to the jury Wednesday.