2:30 p.m. A judge has ordered the release of a Warr Acres man who was jailed Tuesday on eight complaints of shooting with intent to kill.
Rodney Dewon Hill, 19, was arrested Tuesday afternoon as police investigated the shootings of eight people in Bricktown following Monday night's Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game. Hill's attorney has said he is not the shooter.
Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong on Wednesday morning ordered Hill released “pending further investigation.” She signed the order after meeting with District Attorney David Prater.
Her order does not mean Hill will be released right away from the Oklahoma County jail. Hill remained in jail Wednesday afternoon because he owes hundreds of dollars in fines on municipal driving offenses. His attorney said Hill may remain in jail for a few days.
Police investigating the shootings made a second arrest Tuesday but would not identify the suspect because he is a juvenile. The suspect is listed in jail records as Avery Eugene Meyers, 16, of Oklahoma City. The records also list the last name of Myers as an alias.
Hill's attorney, Billy Bock, said Tuesday night that Hill was one of the thousands of fans who had gone to watch the game on a giant screen outside the arena. That area is known as Thunder Alley. Police said the shootings were in Bricktown, a few blocks away.
“He's not the shooter,” Bock said. “He went down to the game with the shooter. They were in Thunder Alley. ... It didn't have anything to do with Thunder and Lakers. ... It wasn't a fan-based situation. Some people knew each other from school and some other things and, you know, people get hostile.”