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Accused murderer arrested for shooting

 

Kale Scott, 20, is led into court Thursday to face aggravated assault charges connected to a weekend shooting.

Kale Scott, 20, is led into court Thursday to face aggravated assault charges connected to a weekend shooting. Photo by: Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff

 

Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff

 

 

Authorities say a Columbus man accused in a 2014 shooting death in the city shot someone else Saturday night. 

 

Investigators with the Columbus Police Department say Kale Scott, 20, of 3531 W. Lindsey Ferry Road, is suspected of pulling the trigger in a shooting in the 2300 block of Fifth Avenue South about 9 p.m. Saturday. One man was shot in the incident. 

 

The victim identified Scott as the shooter and CPD issued warrants for Scott's arrest. 

 

A U.S. Marshal task force located Scott in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Thursday morning, took him into custody and brought him to authorities in Columbus, where he was charged with aggravated assault. 

 

Last year, Scott was accused in the murder of Devin Montgomery, 21. 

 

Scott allegedly shot Montgomery in the back at a graduation party at the Columbus Fairgrounds on May 24, 2014. Scott was charged with murder and his bond set at $1 million. He later posted bond and was released. 

 

"This young man does have a criminal history in the city of Columbus," CPD Assistant Chief Tony McCoy said. 

 

Municipal Court Judge Marc Amos revoked Scott's bond on the murder charge and denied him bond on the aggravated assault charge. 

 

The date of Scott's murder trial is Aug. 24. 

 

Scott is scheduled for a preliminary hearing with regards to the aggravated assault charge on Sept. 17. 

 

Authorities are investigating whether the shooting Saturday night is related to the murder at the Fairgrounds, McCoy said.

 

 

 

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