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Glen man shot and killed

Glen man shot and killed
KEON SCOTT

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A MAN who fled police custody in November 2016 after no one signed his bail on a gun and ammunition charge, and who was jailed in January 2017 on the same charge, was shot and killed on Saturday April 3.

The deceased is Keon Scott of Glen. He was killed about 3:50 p.m. at Glen where shooting deaths are nothing new.

On the same day Scott was killed, photos started making the rounds on social media showing Scott bare chested in boxer shorts lying dead on a bed. There is blood around the mouth and bloodstains on the bed and pillow around his upper torso and head.

Scott, 45, was a laborer, and is the eighth homicide for 2021. He was no stranger to violent situations and had five previous convictions in court for several offences.

On Monday October 10, 2016, Scott was granted bail in the sum of $13,000 after he pleaded not guilty to gun and ammunition charges the same day.

The charge stemmed from him being met at Diamond Gap on Saturday, October 8, 2016, with a .38 revolver and six rounds of .38 ammunition.

Police were conducting a routine stop and search operation, and Scott was found with the gun and ammunition in his pants waist.

On November 10, 2016, when he was tken before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on the gun charge, having been remanded as no one had signed his bail bond, he successfully fled police custody.

The Glen resident turned himself in on Tuesday November 15th, 2016 and was taken to the Kingstown

Magistrates Court on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 where he was sentenced to one year in prison for escaping.

On Tuesday January 10, 2017, after pleading guilty to the gun and ammunition charges, Scott landed a four-year prison sentence for having in his possession the revolver, and a one year sentence for having the six rounds of .38 ammunition. His sentences ran concurrently and began at the end of the one-year prison term he was serving for escaping.

Scott had originally told the police that he had found the gun and was going to sell it, but later told SEARCHLIGHT that he had it for protection.

He also told SEARCHLIGHT, that he escaped custody because he panicked while being transported from court to prison because there were persons incarcerated who were making threats against his life.

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