Share “Trial postponed for Oklahoma officer in...”

Trial postponed for Oklahoma officer in teen's death

Oklahoman Published: April 5, 2013
Advertisement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The manslaughter trial of a white Del City police captain accused in the shooting death of a black teenager has been postponed.

Randy Harrison was scheduled for trial Monday for the March 14, 2012, death of 18-year-old Dane Scott Jr. On Thursday, Oklahoma County District Judge Donald Deason granted a defense motion to postpone Harrison's trial until Nov. 18.

A police affidavit says Harrison was trying to arrest Scott after a car chase and managed to take a handgun from him during a struggle. As Scott ran away, Harrison fired three times and missed, but a fourth shot struck Scott in the back.

The shooting came shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, the black teen who was unarmed when he was shot in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer

NewsOK.com has disabled the comments for this article.

AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Tulsa man pleads guilty to murder for setting house fire that killed 5-year-old
  2. 2
    Police find hatchet, protective gear in house where Bever family members were slain
  3. 3
    Oklahoma City police: Two arrested after woman sexually assaulted in work freezer
  4. 4
    OU football fans among Top 10 ... in grammar
  5. 5
    Wrestling legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 death
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending news Article