By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
A Del City man is scheduled to go to trial in connection with a 2022 deadly shooting.
Mauryon Williams, 19, is facing charges of second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to court records. Williams is accused of fatally shooting 15-year-old Cashawn Glaze May 20 at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park.
Williams is scheduled to stand trial before Oklahoma County District Court Judge Amy Palumbo. The trial is set to begin Oct. 23 and last four days.
The shooting happened after a fight broke out about 4:36 p.m. There were at least 20 innocent bystanders in the surrounding area when shots were fired, including a playground for small children.
Glaze and another teen were shot during the crossfire, police said.
Williams and two other men Shidee Wingate and Jodeci Day were also arrested in connection with the shooting.
Wingate got into a fight with a few other men near the pavilion. Williams then ran to a car and grabbed a rifle and returned to the fight. An unknown male was then seen on surveillance video pulling a handgun from his waistband and firing shots at Williams. At the same time, Williams fired back at the man, while holding the gun parallel to the ground, police said.
Glaze and the other teen were seen standing between Williams and the other shooter. Both stumbled to the ground after they were hit by gunfire. Glaze had gunshot wounds to his groin and side. The other teen told police he was shot in the hand.
Police reviewed surveillance video from cameras around the park pavilion to help piece together details from the shooting. They determined that the juvenile victims and Williams, Day and Wingate appeared to be on “fair terms” with each other.
Williams was arrested the next day at his home in Del City. He told police that Wingate got into a fight with the other men because they had disrespected him. Williams said that he owned the AR-15 rifle for about three months but had never shot it before. He said the other man fired and told police that he fired shots over people and was not aiming at anyone, according to an affidavit.
Day told police that he was at the park at the time of the shooting. He said he tried to break up the fight and later drove Williams, Wingate and the teen who was shot from the scene. Day is facing counts of accessory to murder (second degree) and felon in possession of a firearm.
Wingate is facing a count of felon in possession of a firearm. A charge of second-degree murder against Wingate was dismissed in November.
Neither Day nor Wingate have been tried in the case.