The trial of the individual accused of killing Sergeant Matiu Ratana has presented evidence to the jury in the form of CCTV footage. The footage captured the moment when a suspect fired an old-fashioned handgun at the officer while he was in a holding cell in a police station located in southern London.

Louis De Zoysa, a 25-year-old, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Matiu Ratana, a 54-year-old, at the Croydon Custody Centre in 2020. De Zoysa is accused of using a gun

According to prosecutors, Louis De Zoysa intentionally fired his gun four times.

Duncan Penny KC mentioned that Mr. De Zoysa had hurt himself during the fourth shot.

According to the prosecution, Sergeant Ratana, who was also called Matthew and was the sergeant on duty in the custody area, died while Mr. De Zoysa was in a holding cell with handcuffs on.

During the trial, Mr. Penny informed the jury that the accused had purchased an antique firearm in June 2020 through an auction. He also mentioned that it was permissible to possess the weapon and the reason why the defendant had to manufacture his own bullets was that they were not available in the market anymore.

According to the court, the officers who apprehended and examined Mr. De Zoysa earlier in the day failed to discover that he had a loaded revolver in a holster.

During a hearing at Northampton Crown Court, Mr. Penny KC stated that the prosecution’s argument is that Louis De Zoysa aimed his gun at Sgt. Ratana and deliberately pulled the trigger twice.

He mentioned that there are recordings of the incident, which include CCTV footage and other types of video.

According to the prosecutor, the recording displays Louis De Zoysa murdering Matthew Ratana, both visually and audibly.

During the initial hearing of the case, which took place on Tuesday, it was revealed that Mr. De Zoysa sustained brain damage as a result of being hit in the neck by the fourth shot.

During his trial, an intermediary will be present to assist him and he will be using a whiteboard due to communication challenges, according to what the jurors were informed.

Mr. Penny KC stated that he would use brief and uncomplicated sentences during his testimony in court on Wednesday. He mentioned that this approach was necessary to ensure that Louis De Zoysa could comprehend his statements.

The prosecution began their argument by describing the sequence of events that occurred before the shooting took place.

According to the statement presented to the jury, Louis de Zoysa was strolling on Norbury’s London Road on September 25, 2020.

According to the prosecution, the police stopped and searched him on the street, and he was handcuffed. The jurors were also presented with footage from the officers‘ body-worn cameras.

Upon searching Louis De Zoysa, the police discovered he had cannabis and seven rounds of ammunition on his person. However, they did not uncover that he was in possession of a loaded revolver in a holster.

According to the court, it was mentioned that the gun and holster were most likely hidden under one of his armpits.

At the age of 23, Mr. De Zoysa was escorted to the Croydon Police Station and placed in a room for detainment, while still wearing handcuffs.

According to the information presented to the jury, Louis De Zoysa managed to conceal the firearm and then aimed it towards Sergeant Ratana while the latter was performing his duties.

At a close distance, the individual intentionally fired a single shot at Sgt Ratana’s chest, without giving any prior warning.

During the court proceedings, it was revealed that the other officers who were present at the scene were unable to prevent Mr. De Zoysa from firing the shot that led to Sgt. Ratana’s death. The prosecution has argued that this act was intentional and carried out with the intent to cause harm, as the bullet struck Sgt.

According to the court, there were three additional gunshots fired while struggling with the other officers, with one of them causing injury to Mr. De Zoysa.

According to the prosecution’s claim, a second shot was fired intentionally towards Sgt Ratana, which struck him in the leg.

The cell was struck by the third shot.

According to the prosecution, it is believed that Mr. De Zoysa had access to the firearm at some point between his arrest and departure from the police vehicle.

The person named Mr. De Zoysa, residing in Banstead, Surrey, has denied the accusation of committing murder.

The legal proceedings are ongoing.

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