Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Raymond 'Benzio' Scott's nephew Gai Scott claims he shot Benzino in self-defense because his uncle had been threatening to kill him for years...
From The Boston Globe
“I shot at him; I was in fear for my wife and a baby,” Gai Scott said, according to a police report filed in court. “He’s been threatening my life.”
Gai Scott told police that his uncle had been sending him text messages threatening to kill him in the week before the shooting and that he purchased a firearm to protect himself, State Trooper Robert M. Klimas wrote in a report filed in court. Scott also described himself as “security” for the funeral, the report said.
“Gai also stated that Raymond had been threatening to kill him for years,” Klimas wrote. “I asked Gai why Raymond wanted to harm him, and Gai stated that it stemmed from animosity and jealousy.”
Gai Scott said he was driving a black 2006 Bentley behind a hearse in the procession in Duxbury when his uncle pulled up beside him in the left lane, rolled down his window, and said, “You got a problem with me” and then threatened to kill him, Klimas wrote.
“Gai stated that Raymond reached down low and when Raymond raised his hand he ‘flashed’ a gun at Gai,” the report said. He then pulled out a 9mm Walther pistol from a holster on his right hip and fired it at his uncle, the report said.Gai, a licensed gun owner, told police he purchased his weapon two days before the funeral after Benzino began bombarding him with death threats and did not allow his wife and child to ride in the car with him to the funeral because he was afraid for their lives.