— Matt Stone (@StonePhotos) March 31, 2014
Gai Scott, 36, is the nephew of rapper Benzino. He’s accused of shooting his famous uncle three times in Duxbury, Massachusetts, on March 29, reports WCVB. Benzino, real name Raymond Scott, is in stable condition in hospital.
Here’s what you need to know about his nephew:
1. Scott is Charged With ‘Assault With Intent to Murder’
He’s charged with assault with intent to murder, reports WCVB. Scott will be arraigned on Monday March 31. His lawyer told The Boston Globe, “When the dust settles, this case will be shown to be self-defense.”
— Crystal Haynes (@crystalhaynes) March 31, 2014
2. Scott is a Massachusetts Native
Accord to tweets suspect in rt. 3 Duxbury shooting may have been apprehended Samoset St at Exit 6 pic.twitter.com/5xrFCpzEeP
— Old Colony Memorial (@OldColony) March 29, 2014
He’s from Randolph, Massachusetts, although one report lists him as being from Mansfield. Benzino is a Boston native.
3. Benzino & Scott Had ‘Family Tension’
It’s reported there had been family tension between Benzino and his nephew. Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said in a statement:
There has been growing family tension between Raymond Scott and Gai Scott. At some point when the cars were side by side, Gai Scott fired several shots into the red Dodge SUV being driven by Raymond Scott.
Boston.com reports that the families feud was related to money and the care of Benzino’s mother just prior to her death. The rapper had originally said he wouldn’t attend to the church funeral, choosing instead to mourn privately with her at the funeral home.
My Fox Boston reports that Scott was driving a Bentley.
4. Benzino’s Mother’s Hearse Was Stained With Blood
According to The Boston Globe, when Mary Scott’s (Benzino’s mother) hearse arrived at St. Peter’s Church in Plymouth, Massachusetts, it was stained with blood. In Mary Scott’s obituary, she’s referred to as the “Cherished Nana of Gai Scott.”
5. Scott Could Spend 10 Years in Prison
— Paul Burton (@PaulWBZ) March 31, 2014
If found guilty of the charges, Scott could face up to ten years in prison.