The Edmond Sun

July 8, 2013

Sheriff’s office releases photo related to double homicide

ME rules deaths homicides by multiple gunshots

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

ARCADIA — Detectives are hoping a photograph of a car will lead them to a person of interest identified in the Arcadia Independence Day double homicide.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for Garrett Harjo, 20, the person of interest wanted for questioning from the double homicide. Sheriff John Whetsel has said the crime has been linked to gang activity.

Agency spokesman Mark Myers said investigators believe Harjo is driving a brown 1984 Buick LeSabre with Oklahoma license plate 889-GKO.

On Friday, Whetsel said investigators were searching for Harjo, a resident from the Arcadia area described as being a 5-feet 10-inch tall African-American/Native American male weighing 140 pounds.

Anyone who might have information regarding Harjo’s whereabouts, or information regarding the vehicle is asked to call the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office at 405-869-2501.

On July 4, brothers Diallo and Donald Scott were shot and killed in the 100 block of West Fourth Street in Arcadia. Their bodies were lying in the street near each other. Whetsel said both victims had been shot in the back.

The victims were transported from the scene by the state medical examiner’s office. Agency spokesman Eddie Johnson said the cause of death for both victims was multiple gunshots and the manner of death for both was homicide.

Whetsel said anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Harjo should not approach him.

Harjo should be considered armed and dangerous and not approached, the sheriff said.



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