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Investigators Testify Against Suspect In Bricktown Shooting That Injured Eight

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A 16-year-old accused in the shooting in Bricktown that injured eight people appeared in court for his preliminary hearing. A police patrol officer and a homicide detective who responded to the shooting took the stand on Tuesday.

5/23/2012 Related Story: OKC Police Arrest Second Suspect In Bricktown Shooting

Avery Meyers came into court wearing a red jumpsuit and with cuffs on his wrists. When he saw his parents and brothers in court, he smiled.

He is facing eight counts of shooting with intent to kill.

The state called two witnesses on Tuesday, and will call more witnesses on Friday.

A patrol officer with the Oklahoma City Police Department who was assisting officers in Bricktown after playoff games testified about what he saw and heard that night. He said he heard a series of pops, and that he recognized it was someone opening fire in a large group of people.

The officer said he even witnessed one of the victims, Norman Michael Richards, collapse in front of him.

News 9 talked with Richards just last week about the shooting.

6/27/2012 Related Story: Bricktown Shooting Victim Speaks, Promotes Blood Drive In Del City

An Oklahoma City Police Department's Homicide Detective also took the stand on Tuesday.

At first, homicide detectives were called because someone was in critical condition and not expected to live. That person was Norman Richards.

The homicide detective said when he interviewed Meyers, Meyers gave him a fake name of Kevonte Meyers. The detective said Meyers lied a lot during his questioning, even though he was given his Miranda rights, Meyers said he was defending himself and his brother from a large group of people, according to the detective.

The detective said Meyers told him he was asked to leave by an officer, and that Meyers said he went to his car to get a gun and started shooting into the crowd.

The detective testified a total of eight people were shot. He said this occurred shortly after one of the Thunder's playoff games against the LA Lakers.

Police say they located 13 9 mm shell casings. They also found the blood trails of victims marking the large crime scene.

Officers say they also found a projectile (bullet) in the back of a parked truck, and two others under two cars.

5/24/2012 Related Story: Bail Set For Teen Accused Of Shooting Eight In Bricktown

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