Teen accused of Bricktown shooting goes to court

Posted on: 9:40 am, August 4, 2012, by , updated on: 09:44am, August 4, 2012

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OKLAHOMA CITY–  An Oklahoma City teen accused of firing into a crowd of people in Bricktown went to court Friday.

A judge is trying to decide if 16-year-old Avery Meyers will face criminal charges in adult court.

The teen suspect faces eight counts of shooting with intent to kill.

Victims took the stand and said Meyers began shooting a gun in Thunder Alley after a NBA game.

One of the victims, Norman Michael Richards testified in juvenile court to being shot in the back and spending 33 days in the hospital.

Richards did not recall much else and didn’t know who pulled the trigger.

A victim still wearing a cast on their ankle also took the stand.

That victim said shortly after the Thunder beat the Lakers, seven girls confronted Meyers over a stolen cell phone.

That victim identified Meyers as the trigger man, and despite Meyers claim of self-defense, the victim said no one else had any weapons or fired any shots at Meyers.

The judge has not made any decisions on whether to send the case to trial or whether Meyers will be charged as an adult.