Teen accused of Bricktown shooting in court
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City teen accused of firing into a crowd of people in Bricktown is in court facing a big decision.
That shooting injured eight people following a Thunder game back in May.
The accused gunman, 16-year-old Avery Meyers, faces eight counts of shooting with intent to kill.
During court Thursday two more victims identified Meyers as the triggerman.
The judge still has two issues to decide: if there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial and if the teen should be charged as an adult.
The violence began with a confrontation over a stolen cell phone.
During two days of testimony at juvenile court, several victims have described how Meyers opened fire into the crowd of victims, wounding several of the girls.
Despite Meyers’ claim of self defense, all the victims called to testify in court said no one one else had any weapons or fired any shots at Meyers.
That evidence should be sufficient to bind Meyers over for trial.
The trickier issue is whether he’ll be treated as an adult.
Several of Meyers’ family members left court without comment.
Prosecutors plan to call one more witness Friday.
Then it’ll be up to the judge to decide where the case goes from here.