Controversial Del City shooting turned over to DA
OKLAHOMA CITY — New details emerge on a deadly shooting in Del City that has divided the community.
Last month, a Del City police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Dane Scott, Jr. after Scott led officers on a high speed chase.
Scott’s friends and family have repeatedly called the officer’s actions murder.
Tuesday Del City police met with District Attorney David Prater.
Ultimately, it will be up to the D.A. to decide whether the officer acted appropriately or whether criminal charges should be filed.
“We’ve finished our investigation. It’s been turned over the DA. It’s up to them at this point,” Del City police Captain Jody Suit said.
“The boy didn’t have no gun. He had his hands, like this, in the air,” one witness said.
Some alleged eyewitnesses to the shooting claim they saw the officer shoot an unarmed Scott in the back.
Police told a different tale.
“When Scott exited, he did have a firearm in his hand,” Suit said.
The conflicting accounts left Scott’s family and friends angry over what they perceived to be an unjustified shooting.
“It wasn’t right what they did to him,” the teen’s father, Dane Scott, Sr. said. “They murdered my son.”
District Attorney Prater did not have anything to say about the investigation.
There’s no word exactly how long it will take for him to make a decision on filing criminal charges.