"He had a friend he was hanging out with, selling drugs," Fitzgerald, who is now 61, says after class. "Five times I had to take him back to school. I had a conversation with [that friend] several times; the third time, in my car, I told him this is the last time we're going to have this conversation. I told him we ain't gonna have this conversation. He said, 'Nigga, what, you threatening me?' and he reached for his gun and I shot him. And when I shot him, I pushed him out my car and I got out and went around to take the gun from him. Some people was about a block away, so I said, 'Nah,' and I drove away and left him there. But his girl and some other people drug him in and took his gun and his jewelry off and whatever else he had for the police, and when he went to court he lied and said he didn't have a gun."