Del City police officer ordered to stand trial in 18-year-old's death

Del City police Capt. Randy Trent Harrison was ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of 18-year-old Dane Garrett Scott Jr. The shooting occurred after a car chase March 14 in Oklahoma City.
by Tim Willert Modified: August 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm •  Published: August 20, 2012
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The detective said Harrison told him he arrested Scott in November with several marijuana baggies in his possession and made two subsequent contacts with Scott that did not result in arrest.

The officer also took surveillance photos of Scott making what appeared to be drug transactions in front of his Del City home and outside Del City High, Kleber told the judge.

The detective said Harrison violated police department policy by initiating a pursuit in a residential area that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour “for a minor traffic infraction.”

Two other Del City police officers also testified that Scott posed no threat to law enforcement while trying to elude capture.

Officer Steve Robinson testified shooting Scott in the back with a stun gun because he wanted to prevent him from escaping over the fence.

“My intent was to try to capture him with my Taser, not a gun,” Robinson said. “I did not see a threat to do otherwise.”

Robinson, it turned out, fired his stun gun about the same time Harrison fired the fatal shot. Robinson said he didn't see Harrison running after Scott because he was coming from a different direction.

Harrison remains on administrative leave from his job with the police department and is free on bail.


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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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