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Trial postponed for Oklahoma officer in teen's death

Oklahoman Published: April 5, 2013
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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

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