Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer
Cardell Hayes said, "I think he's about to kill me" after Will Smith told him, "N-----, you got your gun, I got mine and I'll show you what to do with it." Hayes said, "What else could I think? I think he's gonna show me what to do with it. I think he's about to kill me." Hayes said Racquel was grabbing on to Smith at the time, saying, "No baby, no." Hayes said he also followed Smith and said, "No, don't do that." Even then Hayes testifies that he didn't point his gun at Smith or shoot him. When asked why he didn't turn and run, Hayes said he wasn't going to run and leave his friend behind, being attacked by others. And he said if he ran, he thought he would be shot and killed while running.