Local men arrested for assault in Shawnee

Shawnee police are investigating the assault of 36-year-old Jarric DeShawn Carolina and 36-year-old Monty Whittet, who were allegedly attacked by two local men in the parking lot outside of BrickHouse Saloon in Shawnee around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Choctaw and Harrah men were arrested for their alleged role in what could be a racially motivated assault and battery.

Both 28-year-old Brandon Killian, of Choctaw, and 24-year-old Devan Johnson, of Harrah, were arrested for the June 22 attack on two men outside of the downtown Shawnee bar.

Carolina was transported to an Oklahoma City hospital by ambulance, while Whittet refused medical treatment on the scene, the report shows.

Carolina remains hospitalized.

Witnesses told police the attack happened after an evening of drinking with friends.

The pair were arrested shortly after fleeing the scene, but which charges are to be filed will be determined after police can speak with all involved parties.

The incident was caught on video by a witness, and shows the attackers used racial slurs.

Police say they have not yet ruled out the incident as a hate crime.

“We are going to investigate all avenues to determine what caused it and why,” said Cpl. Vivian Lozano with the Shawnee Police Department.

According to the police report, after officers left Killian alone he began “to punch himself in the face multiple times in attempt to redden his face” for the photos taken of his injuries.

Johnson was released from the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on bail, while Killian remains on a $25,000 bond.

Devan Johnson

Brandon Killian

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