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Man arrested in killing of Special Olympics Team member

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Posted at 7:57 PM, Feb 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-12 11:07:55-05

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police say they have arrested a suspect in the killing of a member of Scottsdale's Special Olympics Team and adaptive recreation programs.

The Scottsdale Police Department said 38-year-old John Merryman was arrested at his home in north Phoenix early Friday.

He is a suspect in the killing of 59-year-old Scott Harkness, who was found on the side of a road around 1 a.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound.

He later died at a hospital. Scottsdale detectives found a weapon near the crime scene they say was linked forensically to Harkness's wound and to Merryman, who was being booked into jail.

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