Police: Rapper Shot By Nephew During Mother’s Funeral Procession
DUXBURY (CBS) – What reportedly started as a family dispute exploded into gunfire Saturday during a funeral procession on Route 3 in Duxbury.
The shooting just before noon shut down the southbound side of Route 3 until 4:15 Saturday afternoon.
The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office reported that Gai Scott, 36, of Randolph was arrested for assault with intent to murder his uncle, Raymond Scott, 48, of Mansfield.
Raymond Scott, 48, is a Boston-born rapper and hip hop record producer who uses the stage name “Benzino.” He was a co-founder of The Source magazine and an original member of the Boston-based rap group Made Men. He also stars in VH-1′s “Love & Hip Hop In Atlanta.”
According to the DA’s office, there has been growing family tension between Raymond Scott and Gai Scott.
Investigators said the funeral procession for Raymond Scott’s mother, Mary Ann Scott, was traveling southbound on Route 3 headed to a church in Plymouth when the shooting took place.
At some point, when Gai Scott and Raymond Scott’s cars were side by side, Gai Scott allegedly fired several shots from his Bentley into the red Dodge SUV being driven by Raymond Scott, hitting his uncle.
Officials said Raymond Scott got out of the SUV and was driven to the Duxbury Police Department by a passer-by. He was then taken to South Shore Hospital for treatment of non-fatal gunshot wounds.
After the shooting, a silver hearse and a silver limousine were covered in plastic and wrapped in state police crime scene tape near the Church of St. Peter.
Because the hearse was part of a crime scene, a new hearse had to be brought in for the procession from the church to the cemetery.
Gai Scott will be arraigned Monday in Plymouth District Court.
Officials said state police will continue to investigate the shooting but released no further information.
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