Randolph man found guilty in 2014 Duxbury highway shooting

DUXBURY, MASS. (WHDH) - A Randolph man was found guilty Thursday of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for his role in a drive-by shooting on Route 3 in Duxbury in 2014.

After a six-day trial, a jury found Gai Scott guilty of one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. They found him not guilty of one count of armed assault with intent to murder.

On March 29, 2014, state police received reports of a shooting on the southbound lane on Route 3.

When officers arrived, they found a red Dodge SUV in the middle of the highway with bullet holes in the vehicle and a reddish brown substance, later determined to be blood, inside the car.

The investigation showed there had been growing family tension between Gai Scott and the shooting victim in the case, a relative.

Scott was traveling on the highway in a funeral procession for another family member when the shooting took place. At some point, the cars were driving side-by-side and Scott fired several shots into the SUV. The victim was hit by the gunfire, pulled over and left his car on the highway.

He was picked up by a passerby and taken to Duxbury Police Department headquarters before being transported to the hospital.

 

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