Published: Aug 08, 2013 9:21 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 08, 2013 10:04 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Onidas Portillo, the 20-year-old former girlfriend of Yousel Rivera, took the stand in court on Wednesday. Portillo told the court she and Rivera had been at a gathering of friends in Fort Myers in the hours before the shooting. When questioned about he 2011 incident, Portillo told jurors as she was driving Rivera home that night she was pulled over by officer David Wagoner of the Cape Coral police department. She said after Wagoner asked for her ID he went around her car to the passenger side to ask Rivera for his identification. Portillo said as she looked for her ID and the car's registration, she heard gunshots. She said Rivera moved over to her seat and stepped on the accelerator. The car sped off and ultimately crashed into a home a short distance away. Rivera allegedly ran from the scene. He was located later, naked and hiding in a trash can.