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Man arrested in deadly weekend shooting in JC

Man arrested in deadly weekend shooting in JC

April 16th, 2019 in Local News

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Authorities said one person has been arrested in a deadly weekend shooting in Jefferson City.

Police said in a news release Monday that 22-year-old Marquis Avant has been taken into custody. He is a suspect in the shooting death of 20-year-old Robert Scott. Police were responding to a report of gunfire early Saturday when they found him suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said he was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Investigators said there was a disturbance at a nearby home that spilled into the street before the shooting happened. The release said after Avant was taken into custody, he admitted to firing a weapon during the disturbance. He is being held without bond while prosecutors review the case.