Victim to police: I was shot by gun I had sold; Mass. man arraigned in Manchester shooting
MANCHESTER — A Massachusetts man is being held on $300,000 cash/surety bail, accused of shooting another man in the face at an Orange Street apartment.
The victim told police he had sold the gun to Richard Scott, 33, a few weeks before the July 26 shooting.
Scott was arraigned Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on an attempted murder charge.
Court documents show that Scott, of Dorchester, who initially identified himself to police as Kevin Davis, 42, was arrested at a Nashua residence.
He is accused of shooting Terrance Jackson, 20, who was staying in an apartment at 145 Orange St.
A few days after the shooting, Jackson told a Union Leader reporter that he was from the Bronx and was apartment-sitting for a friend on vacation.
He told police he had known the accused shooter for about a year, having been introduced to the man he knew as "Jay" by a mutual friend.
Jackson told police a Hispanic woman named DeeDee was with him when Scott arrived about 6:30 on the morning of July 26, but fled the apartment, jumping out a bathroom window when Scott pulled out a handgun and waved it around, asking: "Where's my money?"
According to the affidavit filed in support of Scott's arrest, Scott believed Jackson owed him $600, but Jackson told police it was about $20.
Jackson said Scott put the gun away temporarily when a woman knocked at the door and entered the apartment, going into a bedroom with Scott, who Jackson believed was selling her drugs.
As that woman left, another woman knocked at the back door, a woman Jackson told police was Scott's current girlfriend.
She asked Scott if he was ready to leave.
Jackson told police that Scott said yes, the woman left and Scott again pulled the gun from his waistband and pointed it at him. Jackson said he charged Scott, who fired at him, saying: "Take this." The bullet struck Jackson in the chin, breaking his jaw, and lodged in his collarbone.
According to the affidavit, Jackson said Scott tried to shoot again, but the gun did not fire and Scott left.
Jackson told police he knew the gun was a semi-automatic .380 because he had sold the gun to Scott three weeks earlier for $320.
Jackson said he had traded the gun for drugs, but did not provide information on the source of the gun.
He did give a description of Scott, including that he had a facial scar resulting from being shot in the face.
Court documents show that when police spoke with Jackson at Elliot Hospital July 30, he gave them additional information — that one of Scott's tattoos included the name of a son, Jayden, and that Scott's girlfriend might live in Nashua.
That, plus an anonymous tip, let police to a Cushing Street apartment in Nashua, where a man fitting the description of the shooter identified himself as Kevin Davis, but said he did not have a photo ID.
According to court documents, a woman at the apartment identified the man as Richard Scott, her boyfriend.
Scott was arrested.
Police learned he was wanted in Nashua for failure to pay a fine on a 2012 driving while intoxicated conviction.
A January charge for public urination alongside Interstate 93 listed a Manchester address on Green Street.
Scott could enter no plea Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to the felony charge of attempted murder.
A probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 15.