West Palm Beach, FL – Man Arrested for Five Counts of Attempted Murder

February 21, 2019

West Palm Beach, FL (February 21, 2019) – On Tuesday of this week, a man identified as 21-year-old Jabari Scott was arrested on five counts of attempted murder after three shootings.

Scott has since spoken with police about the incident and said that he fired his weapon in self-defense because he feared for his life. However, Scott is now being held without bail on attempted murder charges.

The incident in question happened in December when investigators say that a home with seven people inside, two of whom were children, was shot into when somebody was attempting to shoot at an outside vehicle. Police never confirmed whether or not anyone was injured in the gunfire.

Later that day, Scott allegedly targeted another person when he was traveling to pick up his cousin to see a basketball game with him. Scott met up with his cousin when he suddenly saw somebody with a weapon in a white Corvette who began shooting at them. The victims crashed their vehicle but they were able to get to safety.

Investigators found out the same weapons were used in all of the related incidents. They found DNA evidence on the guns linked to Scott and he has since been arrested.

West Palm Beach Attempted Murder Laws

Attempted murder charges in Florida are typically seen as felonies, which means that you could be facing years in prison as well as large fines that you might not be able to handle on your own. If you have been convicted of a violent crime in Florida, your entire life could be on the line as you attempt to fight these charges and retain your rights and protections under the law. When your life is threatened by crime, you might find that it is particularly difficult to move forward. Social relationships and careers might be damaged, which is why it is imperative to seek help immediately.

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