Preliminary Hearing Set For Police Officer Charged In Deadly Shooting In The Village


Friday, June 18th 2021, 7:32 am


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The case against a police officer from The Village takes the next step forward Friday. A trial date could be set for officer Chance Avery who is accused of killing a man last year.

He's facing two charges: second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter.

Avery is accused of shooting and killing Christopher Poor in July 2020. Investigators said Avery was responding to domestic call at Poor's home.

Bodycam footage from the scene shows Poor had a baseball bat.

Avery repeatedly asks him to put the bat down before firing his gun three times.

At Avery's last preliminary hearing, which was continued to Friday, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater amended the charges to second-degree murder.

The continuation gave the defense more time to prepare witnesses.

One of the witnesses could include Poor's estranged wife, Melissa Poor.

She let Christopher Poor into their home last July to gather his belongings. She was also the one who called police.