Billy Jo Fischer

A jury trial has been set for Sept. 22 for a Morton man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the leg March 15.

Billy Jo Fischer, age 41, is charged with 2nd Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of a Firearm After Being Convicted of a Violent Crime. Unconditional bail for Fischer is set at $250,000.

Fischer allegedly shot his 31-year-old girlfriend in the leg as the two were driving away from Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort March 15. A pre-trial conference will be held September 15.

(JP Cola, KWLM)