OKLA. CITY —
A person of interest wanted in the Independence Day double homicide in Arcadia has surrendered to authorities, authorities said.
Sheriff John Whetsel said double-murder suspect Garrett Harjo surrendered to Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office deputies Wednesday afternoon. Harjo was identified as a person of interest Friday morning.
“We are glad that Harjo turned himself in to our deputies,” said Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel. “This case has taken a lot of resources, and I want to thank the hard work and efforts of our investigators who were able to get Harjo into custody.”
Accompanied by his attorney, Harjo surrendered around 4 p.m., Whetsel said. He is facing two counts of first-degree murder for the July 4 shooting deaths of brothers Donald and Diallo Scott in Arcadia, Whetsel said. The state medical examiner’s office has ruled both deaths were homicides caused by multiple gunshots.
Contact information for Harjo’s attorney was not immediately available.
The victims wrier shot and killed in the 100 block of West Fourth Street in Arcadia. In a previous report, Whetsel said they were both shot in the back. Dispatchers received a report about the incident at about 5 p.m. Thursday.
Whetsel said investigators believe the shooting involved rival gangs, the Crips and the Bloods.
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