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July 5, 2013

Gang violence victim had Enid ties

ARCADIA, Okla. — One of the two brothers gunned down Thursday in an apparent gang-related shooting apparently had troubles with the law in Enid as recently as December.

Donald Gene Scott, 34, was killed alongside his brother in Arcadia, a small town northeast of Oklahoma City along U.S. 66.

Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office has identified a person of interest in the shooting as Garrett Harjo, 20. The dispute arose because Donald and his brother, Diallo, are in a rival gang, authorities said. An early report stated police believe there will be two suspects in the shooting.

Authorities still are searching for Harjo, who may be in a 1980s-model brown Buick LeSabre. He is considered armed and dangerous.

According to court records, Donald Gene Scott had several brushes with the law in Garfield County dating back to 1999.

His most recent local arrest came in December 2012, when an eyewitness called Enid Police Department and said he saw Scott hit a curb in his car, damaging its wheels and tires. When the officer arrived, Scott was outside the vehicle trying to use a jack in an attempt to fix the tires.

Scott was charged with public intoxication. He pleaded no contest.

Scott also has previous arrests on gun and drug complaints. In one 2003 incident, prosecutors dismissed a charge of marijuana possession against him stemming from a traffic stop in Garber.

According to court records, Scott listed a home address in the 200 block of South 7th in Enid, as well as several Oklahoma City addresses.

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