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Man Shot Fights For Life-Friend and Shooter Out on Bond

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Maureen Wurtz 

OMAHA (KPTM) – It started out as an argument between friends and it ended up with one fighting for his life.

Police say 22-Year-Old Michael Overgaard shot his friend Paul Gordon during an argument early Saturday. He was arrested for felony 1st-degree assault. Monday, prosecutors lowered his charge and he bonded out.

Family of Gordon, like Brandy and Nick Gordon tell Fox 42 News he shouldn't be out on the streets while their bother is fighting for his life.

"I do want to know what was going through his head, how he could think to shoot his best friend," Becky Gordon said.

Paul Gordon and Overgaard have been friends for years, the two got into a fight early Saturday. It started when the two were ruff housing around.

"He was like, I'm getting my gun-I'm getting my gun and Paul's like I'm leaving," she said, "Mike had pushed him and Paul had went to take his hoodie off, and when Paul's hoodie was over his head, that's when the trigger was pulled."

"They were just going to fight, all of a sudden I hear a gun shot and everybody's ears started ringing," Nick Gordon said, "nobody seen him pick it up or nothing it just happened that fast."

Overgaard wasn't home when Fox 42 News stopped by Tuesday afternoon. He's been out on a $5,000 bond. Fox 42 News did speak with his mother and she said her son did know the gun was loaded and he thought the safety was on.

A Douglas County Prosecutor says Overgaard's charges were lowered because the office hasn't seen Gordon's medical records as of Tuesday afternoon. His charges could be bumped up depending on the medical evidence.

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