DALLAS -- The Dallas man accused of fatally shooting a friend is scheduled for a pretrial hearing on Thursday, April 28, in Polk County Circuit Court.
Bryant McGee, 21, who has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and pointing a firearm at another in the death of Barry Vertner II, 21, is set to appear in Courtroom 4.
Polk County Deputy District Attorney Sally Avera said she anticipates a trial date will be scheduled at Thursday's appearance.
McGee was originally charged with third-degree assault in the March 22 shooting, which occurred at McGee's Dallas home during an argument between the two men.
According to court documents, they both picked up loaded pistols that were in McGee's bedroom and pointed them at each other. As McGee withdrew his gun, it fired and hit Vertner in the face.
Emergency crews took Vertner to Salem Hospital, where he died six days later. McGee told police at the time of his arrest the shooting had been an accident.
The initial charge was dropped and McGee was indicted by a Polk County grand jury on the current charges following Vertner's death.
McGee remains lodged at Polk County Jail, where he is being held on $350,000 bail.