A Tahlequah man charged last week with shooting with intent to kill is scheduled for arraignment this afternoon.

Nathan Allen Fritze, 27, is set to appear before Associate District Judge Mark Dobbins at 1 p.m.

Fritze is accused of shooting Jerry Wayne “Hootie” Morrison Jr. twice in the leg during a July 13 dispute at The Pines apartments at Southridge. Fritze could face a punishment of up to life in prison if found guilty of the charges stemming from the shooting.

According to some witnesses, Fritze shot Morrison, who’s on probation for an unrelated shooting, in self-defense. Assistant District Attorney David Pierce, who will prosecute the case, has said self-defense issues have been raised, but not enough to stop the charges from being filed.

Witnesses have claimed Fritze was inside an apartment when he was told his brothers, Matt and Josh Magie, were being assaulted outside. Morrison was allegedly involved in the assault.

Fritze, who has served at least one tour of duty in Iraq, intervened, and Morrison allegedly pulled a knife.

Most of the participants in the incident had been at Ned’s bar earlier in the evening.

Pierce said both sides of the incident have witnesses to back up their version of what happened at Southridge. Some witnesses have told police Morrison was trying to leave when he was shot, and that shots hit his vehicle either while it sat still or after it started to leave the area.

Fritze would not talk to police about the incident at the time it occurred, according to Pierce.

Contact Josh Newton at jnewton@tahlequahdailypress.com.

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