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Jury Deliberates In Manslaughter Trial Of Del City Police Captain

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Randy Harrison took the stand in his defense this afternoon, claiming he was forced to shoot Dane Scott Jr. after a scuffle. Randy Harrison took the stand in his defense this afternoon, claiming he was forced to shoot Dane Scott Jr. after a scuffle.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

A jury continues to deliberate Monday night in the manslaughter trial of a Del City police captain charged in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager.

The jury began deliberations at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Just after 10 p.m. the jury said it's deadlocked. Nine jurors agreed on one side, and three jurors agreed on the other side.

But, the judge did not declare a mistrial. Instead, the jury says it's committed to coming up with a verdict and will continue deliberating Monday night.

Captain Randy Harrison took the stand in his own defense as the last witness to testify in the case. Harrison testified "he just didn't have any other choice" in shooting Dane Scott Jr.

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The deadly shooting in southeast Oklahoma City came after a police chase and scuffle between Harrison and Scott. Harrison said he feared for his life because Scott kept reaching in his pocket for a gun.

In closing arguments, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater used Harrison's testimony to poke holes in his defense.

Prater showed pictures of Scott's bloody hand, injuries he sustained in the scuffle with Harrison, to point out no blood was found inside Scott's pocket. Prater said this is a "gotcha moment" and argued Harrison lied about Scott reaching for a gun in his pocket.

Prosecutors also contended Scott did not even have a gun when Harrison shot him in the back.

Instead, Prosecutors told the jury Scott was "just trying to run away from police when he was killed." Prayer said Harrison was not justified in shooting a fleeing suspect because he was not a threat at the time Harrison pulled the trigger.

In a tearful testimony, Harrison said he tried to revive Scott at the scene.

"I told him not to die on us," Harrison said.

Defense attorney, Doug Friesen, pointed out Scott committed a series of crimes that led to that fatal moment, but prosecutors argued Harrison fired four shots at Scott because it had become personal for Harrison to kill Scott.

If convicted, Harrison could face up to life in prison.

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