OKLAHOMA CITY - A teenager has confessed to shooting into a crowd following an NBA playoff game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers, investigators said.
Avery Meyers, 17, is scheduled to be arraigned on eight counts of shooting with intent to kill on Thursday morning. Investigators say they arrested and interviewed Meyers, who "confessed to shooting into the crowd," according to an affidavit.
The shooting left eight people with gunshot wounds and a pregnant woman was trampled.
Police say eyewitness accounts led to the arrest of Rodney Dewon Hill, 19, and Meyers. Hill’s attorney said he believes it's unlikely his client will ever be charged.
Wednesday, a judge ordered Hill to be released at the request of the district attorney, while the investigation continues.
Attorney Bill Bock represents Hill and told Eyewitness News 5’s Katy Blakey his client did not play a role in the shooting, but accompanied Meyer downtown Monday night. Bock said the two teenagers had mutual friends and were not together the entire night.
Bock would not comment on specifics, but said the shooting was the result of an ongoing situation between some people that escalated throughout the night. Though a judge released Hill, he remains in the Oklahoma County Jail on unpaid court fees stemming from previous charges.
Police said they are still investigating and more arrests may be possible.