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Teen accused of Bricktown shooting heads to trial as adult

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A teen accused of firing shots into a crowd of people in Bricktown last May will stand trial as an adult at the end of the year.

The judge set two trial dates in Wednesday’s court hearing, one for Nov. 4 and another Dec. 9.

The second date is to avoid any potential conflicts.

Prosecutors claim 17-year-old Avery Meyers fired 12 gunshots wounding eight people, one of them critically, after an OKC Thunder game last year.

Being tried as adult means Meyers will face the maximum life sentence.

His attorney claims the teen acted in self-defense.

MORE: Full coverage of the Bricktown shooting and Avery Meyers