The police marksman who shot Mark Duggan described the seconds before he opened fire.
Duggan, 29, whose death sparked widespread riots last year, was "absolutely 100%" holding a handgun, Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London heard.
The officer, known as V53, told the trial of Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, who is accused of providing Duggan with a handgun minutes before he was killed on August 4 last year, that he fired two bullets at him.
The subject was holding a handgun. Mark Duggan was holding a handgun in his right hand.
He was holding the pistol-grip of the gun. I could make out the shape, the outline, of the gun.
I could make out the trigger-guard and the barrel. The size of the object he was carrying was of a similar size to the handgun I carry operationally.
I was aware of previous police incidents in which criminals carry handguns in socks, and there is a black sock covering the firearm Mark Duggan is carrying in his right hand.
It is side-on to his stomach.
He said the following thoughts were running through his mind:
He's got a gun and he's going to use it on me.
An officer has told a court how he found the gun that allegedly belonged to Mark Duggan "five metres away" from where he was shot dead.
The officer who shot Mark Duggan has been giving evidence in the trial of the man accused of giving Duggan a gun, before police shot him.