Murder Trial Delayed: White Del City Police Captain Shot Black Teen in the Back - "Unarmed, Not Posing a Threat"
From [HERE] 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.
According to a police affidavit filed in the case, "Scott was unarmed and was not posing a threat of death of great bodily harm to the officers or any other person."
In the affidavit, Del City police Capt. Jody Suit said Harrison took a gun away from Scott during a struggle before Scott ran off, the affidavit shows. Officer Steve Robinson, one of the officers at the scene, testified that he didn't see anything in Scott's hands after the teen scuffled with Harrison. Robinson said he fired his stun gun at Scott. "He didn't make a move or turn toward me," Robinson said.
A utility worker also testified that he saw a police officer wrestle the gun away from Scott and saw Scott run before he was shot by the officer. As Scott ran away, Harrison fired three times and missed, but a fourth shot struck Scott in the back according to court documents. Witnesses to the shooting claim Scott Jr. was running away from police officers with his hands in the air when police fired at the teen. A clerk at a nearby convenience store reports hearing “about 4, 5, 6” shots. The clerk states, “It was like being on a firing range.” [MORE] and [MORE]
“The boy didn’t have no gun. He had his hands, like this, in the air,” one witness said. [MORE]