Naranjo's attorney said in court his client did talk to Cunha's daughter the night of the shooting and Naranjo passed her a note. The note had Naranjo's cell phone number. When Joel Cunha read the note, Naranjo's attorney said Cunha got angry and confronted Naranjo about the incident.
A couple of minutes later, Naranjo's defense attorney says his client noticed Cunha's pickup truck was behind him in the 4400 block of Mistletoe Drive.
According to Naranjo's attorney, Naranjo pulled over to the side of the road in which Cunha's vehicle came to a stop ahead of Naranjo's vehicle and Cunha approached Naranjo with something in his hand and struck Naranjo.
Naranjo's attorney says his client opened fired.
A witness, who testified in court, said, "all I saw was an arm and I saw the weapon and I saw a muzzle flash." "I went over there to the opposite of the truck to assist. I put pressure, I put pressure on the wound," the witness continued. Cunha died later from his injuries.
Naranjo's trial is expected to continue Tuesday afternoon.
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