The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY — A 12 -member jury was seated Monday for the manslaughter trial of a Del City police captain charged in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager, a trial in which jurors will be asked to weigh the officer’s use of deadly force.
Capt. Randy Harrison, 48, is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the March 14, 2012, death of Dane Scott Jr., 18. Harrison has pleaded not guilty and faces a minimum of four years and a maximum of life in prison if convicted.
A jury of nine women and three men was chosen in Oklahoma County District Court after attorneys posed questions to a panel of prospective jurors that revealed evidence they are expected to be presented in the case. Testimony is scheduled to begin today after both sides present their opening statements.
A police affidavit says Harrison was trying to arrest Scott after a car chase and took a handgun from the teen. As Scott ran away, Harrison fired four times, striking Scott in the back.
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