Witness Says Teen Tried to Surrender Before Being Shot by Police

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Del City Police Shooting Teenager photo

Dane Scott Jr.

AFRICANGLOBE – The friend of a teenager who was fatally shot in the back by an Oklahoma police captain testified on Wednesday that the unarmed 18-year-old teen was not only running away when the officer fired four shots at him, but had also put his hands in the air to surrender.

John Lockett, 17, took the stand for the second day on Wednesday in the trial of Del City, Oklahoma police Captain Randy Harrison, who is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the March 14, 2012 death of Dane Scott Jr.

Lockett said he was a passenger in a car driven by Scott when Harrison pulled up behind them in a police car with lights flashing. Lockett said Scott led Harrison on a high-speed chase and tried to hide the marijuana and weapon he had in the car.

Scott, who had recently been released from a juvenile detention center for selling drugs, ‘just started to panic,’ Lockett said.

Lockett said he and a second passenger pleaded with Scott to let them out during the chase that he said reached speeds of up to 100 mph. The car eventually crashed into a tractor-trailer.

Lockett said Scott and Harrison scuffled on the ground after the collision before Scott wriggled free. As soon as Scott started running away, Harrison started shooting at him, Lockett said.

Authorities say Scott fired four shots, with the fourth one fatally striking Lockett in the back.

Lockett said a second officer had hit Scott with an electrical stun gun about the same time the final shots were fired. Scott fell to the ground and Lockett said he didn’t’ realize Scott had been shot until later.

‘I had no idea he was gone until after the fact,’ he said.

According to a police affidavit, Scott was unarmed and posed no threat of death or great bodily harm at the time of the shooting.

But defense attorney Doug Friesen said Harrison’s use of deadly force was justified by Scott’s actions before he was shot.

The police affidavit says Harrison managed to get a handgun from Scott as the two wrestled before Scott ran off.

‘Dane Scott is dead as the result of the choices that Dane Scott made,’ Friesen said during opening statements. ‘(Harrison) could not have done anything other than what he did do and not violate his oath.’

Del City Police Shooting photo

Randy Harrison is accused of gunning down the unarmed teen

Harrison, a 23-year veteran of the Del City Police Department, has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter charge. He faces a minimum of four years and a maximum of life in prison if convicted.

Harrison had previously arrested Scott on drug violations, and District Attorney David Prater told jurors that Harrison remained focused on Scott after he was released from juvenile detention and turned 18, meaning Scott could be charged as an adult.

‘It was something other than professional. It became personal,’ Prater said. ‘Randy Harrison seemed obsessed with Dane Scott Jr. A police officer crossed the line.’

After Harrison was charged last year, his attorney said prosecutors’ decision was made in part to prevent the kind of racial discord that erupted after high-profile shootings in Florida and Tulsa. Scott was Black; Harrison is White.

Scott was shot a few weeks after the death of Trayvon Martin, the Black teen who was unarmed when he was shot in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

And Harrison was charged within weeks of the arrests of two White men accused of fatally shooting three Black people in Tulsa during a shooting spree that investigators described as racially motivated.

According to police, Scott had previous convictions in juvenile court on misdemeanor drug charges and a pending felony case of drug possession with intent to distribute.

Harrison had arrested Scott as he allegedly sold drugs near Del City High School in 2011.

Court papers indicate Harrison also saw Scott allegedly selling marijuana from his home. Scott allegedly was selling drugs to a passenger in his car before the pursuit that led to the shooting, according to court records.

 

  • https://www.facebook.com/linda.morgan.9615566 Linda Morgan

    RACIST IDIOT!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/jontez.mcbee Jontez McBee

    Perhaps the man who wrote this should dig a little deeper into Moor history. We were established people long before any European in fact the Richest man in the world EVER to this date was and African king who’s net worth in today’s standards would have exceeded the 400 Billion mark. Europeans never even knew what Royalty was suppose to look like until Moors came to Europe and taught them how to be kings and Queens. White men always try to make history about money to hide their action towards people they chose to fear. They have in fact stolen our way of living and turned it into a blood bath. Our history dates back further than the 1600’s we were on this planet before they started to record dates so to be honest no one knows how long we have been on this planet. But I do know that the whole dinosaur story is a fake one and the pyramids of the world were built by dark skin people. What have they stolen from us? They have stolen science, math, civilization, the idea of the monetary system, knolwedge of self, the right to live freely, our families, our neighborhoods, our minds, the land that is here for us all, dignity, pride, love, and our culture. What did they create is the question we should ask them. White people will never admit to being evil they will always revert the blame on us. I’ll take that blame but explain your actions that we live today? No one black has beenin power by white man’s standards ever, so who is responsible for the current way of life if white men are the only one who have been able to make the decisions of the rulings? This post is nothing but Bull shit and you know it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/cnngwa Ndifor Altruist

    It is an OPEN WARLIKE GENOCIDE!!!!!! on the blackrace!!!! the United States of ameriKKKa federal government should be sued for GENOCIDE. aiding and abating genocide on the blackrace. Yes, I have said it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/hulelakennylodrick.makhubelempandhi Lodrick-Hulela Kenny PapAmu MakhubeleMpandhi

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    WHAT EXACTLY DID WE STEAL FROM YOU???
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    Some information I received from a good friend on Twitter!!

    Some basic facts for the idiots who claim we stole everything from them!

    Who oppressed and disadvantaged you before the so called settlers arrived here? Did the settlers steal your advanced infrastructure? Did they steal your mines, hospitals, libraries and universities? No !! They did not!! They found masses of black people living on the fringes of the stone age!! Primitive beings dressed in skins wielding sticks, living in primitive dwellings dragging their possessions around with them because unlike the rest of the world they had not even discovered the wheel yet??
    Ethiopia has never been colonized and is today one of the most desolate places on the planet? Who oppressed them? Who disadvantaged them??

    Take Germany, a white country that was completely decimated by war! 15 short years later it was described as an economic wonder of the world! Then you look at Zimbabwe? Its black population was handed one of the wealthiest countries in the world that had a surplus of everything! Today it is trying its best to outdo Ethiopia as the shitiest hellhole on the planet?

    YOU CANNOT TAKE SOMETHING FROM SOMEBODY WHO NEVER HAD IT IN THE FIRST PLACE?? WHAT IS IT THAT WHITE PEOPLE – SPECIFICALLY WHITE MEN ARE SUPPOSED TO GIVE BACK TO BLACK PEOPLE??

    Blacks never owned any land? Land ownership is a western concept. Blacks have always settled wherever they could and were governed by tribal savagery! In other words the most savage moron ruled!!

    More hallucinations aside – e.g. Ancient gold mines – a Little bit like the Zimbabwe Ruins (the Pyramids, etc) – next to this Magnificent structure, the indigenous people built stone-age dwellings out of dirt and sticks (at best emulating the birds). Using minerals is an entirely Imperialist/Western concept – in fact, in many ways it saw some of the most tangible advances, by WHITE SOUTH AFRICAN MEN – just peruse some of the academic papers at Wit’s Engineering Library?

    Money, capital and the pivotal mechanisms of the wealth that allows you to breathe, eat, have children, live a rather healthy productive and fulfilling life, but also allowed the cognitive development that leads you to make your daft comments – it is ALL of Western origins. In fact, the key advancements in modern finance and economics were made by the Dutch. Why do you think New York’s financial center is called “Wall Street”? It was initially called “Waal Straat”. When the settlement was under Dutch control, Yes you idiot, the Dutch took their cognitive substance there as well! The same Dutch that were the most direct descendants of the people who landed at the Cape in 1652. In fact, the modern ‘WEALTH system’ was originated by the Dutch and it funded the explorations around the tip of Africa.

    Perhaps we robbed the “disadvantaged” blacks of their private jets, their Breitling watches, their Italian designer suits, or their German luxury limousines, their Blue Light Brigades or perhaps their space shuttles?

    You never had anything to start with and would still not have anything if not for the hand full of hard working whites you so desperately want to kill????

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