The Edmond Sun

July 5, 2013

Sheriff IDs double homicide person of interest

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Investigators have identified a 20-year-old Arcadia man as a person of interest in an Independence Day double homicide.

Friday morning, Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel said with information obtained from various sources investigators are searching for Garrett Harjo, 20, of Arcadia, in relation to the shooting deaths of two Oklahoma City men. Harjo is a resident from the Arcadia area and is described as an African-American/Native American male 5 feet 10 inches tall weighing 140 pounds, Whetsel said.

Harjo should be considered armed and dangerous and not approached, Whetsel said. Investigators believe he is with a relative in a 1980s model brown Buick LeSabre with a light brown top with an Oklahoma license plate. He could be in Texas, where the relative is a resident, the sheriff said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Harjo should call 911 or contact the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office at 405-869-2501. Callers will be put in touch with an investigator, Whetsel said.

Brothers Donald Scott, 34, of Oklahoma City, and Diallo Scott, 39, of Oklahoma City, were shot and killed in the 100 block of West Fourth Street in Arcadia, Whetsel said. They were both shot in the back, he said.

Dispatchers received a report about the incident at about 5 p.m. Thursday. The victims were transported by the state medical examiner’s office.

In a previous report, Whetsel said investigators believe the shooting involved rival gangs, the Crips and the Bloods. Thursday evening, crime scene investigators were combing the area, collecting evidence. The victims were lying in the street near the Division and Fourth Street intersection. | 341-2121, ext. 108