Murder Trial Begins Over 2010 Shooting At Muskogee Mall

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 3:51 pm
By: News On 6

The murder trial has begun for an Oklahoma man charged in a deadly shooting outside of Arrowhead Mall in Muskogee.

Dondray Fowler is charged with one count of first-degree murder and five counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon in the April 10, 2010, shooting that killed a 17-year-old and wounded five others.

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According to the Muskogee Phoenix, prosecutors claim that Fowler shot the man intentionally because of a gang dispute. District Attorney Larry Moore said in opening statements Thursday that mall security footage will prove the shooting was intentional.

But defense attorneys say Fowler opened fire in self-defense because he feared for his life.