Teen pleads guilty to Bricktown shooting spree, gets 25 years
By Jay Dillon
A teenager who was accused of opening fire into a crowd in Bricktown in the 2012 NBA Playoffs has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.Avery Meyers, 18, pleaded guilty to eight charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon in Oklahoma County on Thursday. Shortly after his plea, he was sentenced to to 25 years in prison with 10 years probation.Meyers was arrested in May 2012 on eight-counts of shooting with intent. Police said he shot at a group of eight people in Bricktown in May 2012. The shooting happened after a game between the Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers in Bricktown. None of the eight people who were shot at died.Police say Meyers claims he opened fire to protect himself from a group of people coming at him and his brother.He was 16 years old at the time of the shooting and wanted to be tried as a juvenile. In 2013, a judge ruled he would be charged as an adult for the crimes.
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