Jury Convicts Man of Fatal Shooting at Muskogee Mall

Jul 21, 2012

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager at a Muskogee mall more than two years ago.

The panel deliberated more than four hours Friday before finding Dondray Fowler guilty of murder and of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Jurors recommended a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Fowler was accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Jarrod Reed and wounding four others on April 10th, 2010, at Arrowhead Mall.

His attorneys had argued that Fowler fired in self-defense because he was intimidated during an argument between rival gangs, called the "northsiders" and the "southsiders." Fowler, who didn't testify, was thought to be affiliated with the "southsiders."

But prosecutors said Fowler intentionally shot Reed.