Brenton Lowak arrived on July 17 2012 for his visit
Brenton Lowak says they were hanging out by the pool, catching up before deciding to go to the movie. He says she twisted his arm to convince him to attend the movie
Brenton Lowak says theater was packed
Brenton Lowak says they sat in 12th row, toward the right side
Brenton Lowak 'I remember a hissing noise coming from the front right of the theater by the emergency exit"
Brenton Lowak: saw the hissing item thrown into the theater
Brenton Lowak: "I was kind of puzzled at first, and then the first shot rang out"
"Mass panic, chaos, people screaming. We stood up and tried to make our way to the right to exit our row."
Realized people weren't getting out of the way fast enough, so he pushed her down to get cover
Ghawi was telling him to call 911
Lowak says she was laying on her stomach, he was in a crawling position.
"i started to feel the spray of popcorn and soda all around"
"I noticed her tone changed entirely. it transistioned from 'call 911' to screaming"
He saw her leg was shot, he used EMT training to try to apply pressure to leg wound, while shots continued
He was wounded, left buttocks, when he tried to get to his phone
Lowak: says first shots separated by pauses
Lowak "as soon as i saw that jessie had been shot, my focus transitioned to taking care of her"
"Jessie had sustained a shot to the head, in which case brain matter was exposed"
Lowak says he crawled a little closer and "i prayed over her... I didn't really know what to do, it just felt right, I tried to give her the best sendoff I could"
Lowak says he knew she would be triaged as black tag "injuries incompatible with life"
Lowak "At that point i felt my own survival was my next priority"
Lowak: remembers thinking that if the shooter came back he could jump over a wall to exit.
Lowak: Heard soemone scream for help, he hollered they should put pressure on it and help is coming
Lowak: Not very long after, he saw personnel in uniform arrive. They found him,
Lowak: 2 officers helped to carry him out of the theater, down and out right front emergency exit
Lowak remembered seeing bullet casings, banana clips, assault rifle on the way out
Objection to question about Ghawi as asked and answered. Sustatined
Lowak asked to approach the model
Lowak called Sandy Phillips, Ghawi's mom, before he called his own
Lowak remembers seeing other wounded victims. Defense objects. Judge allows him to answer.
Lowak says he helped with triage. Was 3rd or 4th to last person to leave