Plymouth: Route 3 shooter does not make bail

Last Saturday, Raymond Scott, the rapper known as Benzino, was shot on Route 3 in Duxbury during the funeral procession for his mother. His nephew, Gai Scott, admitted he shot his uncle, but said he did so in self-defense. At his arraignment Monday, he was ordered held without bail until a hearing Wednesday.

At the dangerousness hearing Wednesday morning, Scott’s attorney, John Zarrella, asked for $35,000 bail. Assistant district attorney Amanda Fowl asked judge Thomas Kirkman continue to hold Scott without bail.

Zarrella argued Gai Scott surrendered to police and admitted to the shooting. He said his client behaved as a person acting in self defense. Fowle argued police searched for and found no gun that Raymond Scott used to threaten his nephew, but that Gai Scott admitted to carrying three guns to the funeral.

Judge Kirkman ordered Gai Scott held without bail for at least 90 days and scheduled a probable cause hearing for April 25th.

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Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor. He won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.