A victim of a shooting at a Scott County Halloween party spoke out on Wednesday. Ben Cooper said he didn't know what hit him.
"There was a few loud noises over by the fenced area," said Cooper. "I felt like the world was paralyzed toward me. I fell back toward my truck and hit the ground."
Cooper was shot in the right side of his neck.
Gregory Potter is accused of shooting Cooper and two other people at a Oneida barn locals call the "Chicken House" on October 29th. Potter's case is bound over to the grand jury in January. According to the testimony, Potter went inside the building and opened fire in a crowd of about thirty people. Among those shot was Chris Marcum, who died from his injuries, and Dustin Hatfield.
Cooper was one of five men who testified on Wednesday evening.
In testimony with eyewitness Charles Walker, Assistant District Attorney General Tom Barclay asked: "And where did that shot hit?"
"Chris," Walker answered.
"And what did Chris do?" Barclay followed.
"He hit the ground," Walker added with a choked up voice.
According to a testimony and an affidavit, Potter allegedly left the scene after the shooting. He then shot at a pick up truck nearby with three men inside, and finally into an abandoned house about half a mile from the "chicken house." Officers said Potter fired at them before he was in custody.
"When I walked up go the defendant into custody I heard the statement I just snapped. That was the only think I heard him say," testified Oneida Police Officer Blake Murphy.
With a grand jury hearing less than two months away, the memories of that night linger for the victims, including Ben Cooper.
"I just knew that something bad had happened," Cooper added.
Potter faces, one count of First Degree Murder, seven counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and 33 counts of Reckless Endangerment. Those charges are for each person at the party where Potter allegedly starting firing rounds.
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A preliminary hearing is underway Wednesday for the man accused of shooting three men at a Halloween party in Scott County. One of those victims died of his injuries.
On October 29, a group was gathered in an old chicken house to celebrate Halloween.
Oneida Police said Greg Potter, who used to live in the area, showed up and started shooting. Investigators said he had complained in the past about noise and traffic in that area during similar gatherings.
Chris Marcum was shot in the chest. He died several days later. Another victim, Ben Cooper, was shot in the neck but survived. The third man was grazed by a bullet.
Potter was charged with first degree murder, 7 counts of attempted first degree murder, and 33 counts of reckless endangerment.
The hearing got underway around 3:30, and several people are scheduled to testify. The hearing is expected to take several hours.
Oneida Police Department Officer Blake Murphy was the first to take the witness stand. He said that Potter told officers " I just snapped" after they talked to him following the shootings.
After testimony finished, the judge bound all counts over to the grand jury, which will meet January 10.
10News had a crew in the courtroom and will bring you a full report 10News on Fox 43 at 10 pm and the Nightbeat at 11.