BROCKTON, Mass. (CBS/AP) — A Massachusetts man was arraigned Monday on assault charges in the shooting of his uncle, reality TV star Benzino.
Authorities say Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, was shot Saturday as he came upon his mother’s funeral procession.
Gai (guy) Scott, of Randolph, was charged with assault with intent to murder. Authorities say he pulled alongside the hip-hop artist’s Bentley and opened fire. At his arraignment Monday, a judge ordered Scott held without bail.
Court records state the shooting was allegedly over money.
Benzino was listed in good condition Sunday and spoke with WBZ-TV.
Benzino said he doesn’t want this incident to reflect badly on his mother, Mary Ann Scott.
“My mother was a beautiful person. I know for a fact she is resting and I know for a fact she put her hands on me,” he said.
Duxbury Fire Capt. Rob Reardon said paramedics had to used a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and that Benzino’s life was at risk.
Benzino said he plans to be released from the hospital Monday and return to Atlanta as soon as possible.
He is a cast member of the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” and CEO of Hip-Hop Weekly.
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