MUSKOGEE - A hearing for the man charged in the deadly Muskogee mall shooting continued Wednesday. The preliminary hearing started back in August.
20-year old Dondray Fowler is charged with first-degree murder in the April 10 death of 17-year-old Jerrod Reed.
The hearing is to determine whether there is enough evidence to order Fowler to stand trial for the April shooting.
Prosecutors say Reed and Fowler were among separate groups that were walking toward each other inside Arrowhead Mall and flashing gang signs when the shooting started.
When the hearing started in August, a witness took the stand to say she saw Fowler pull out a gun in the mall.
During court Wednesday, Fowler's attorney asked the judge to reduce the charge from first degree to second degree murder, but the judge said no. He said the fact that Fowler had a gun in the mall shows Fowler was already looking for trouble.
Also on the stand Wednesday, a mall store employee who witnessed the shooting.
Along with the first degree murder charges, Fowler faces five assault and battery charges because five other people were injured during the shooting.
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