Friday, January 27, 2012

Port Royal, SC: Port Royal police search for Georgia man wanted in connection with fatal shooting, abduction

Port Royal police are looking for a 26-year-old Georgia man investigators say fatally shot his ex-girlfriend then abducted the couple's 3-year-old child Thursday night. Officers were called at about 9 p.m. to an apartment on Battery Lane in Port Royal to perform a health and welfare check after receiving word the resident might have been shot during an argument with Leo Deandre Scott of Columbus, Ga., her ex-boyfriend and the father of her child.
Upon entering the apartment, officers found the woman fatally shot in the head, said Capt. Alan Beach, Port Royal Police spokesman. Investigators said Scott fled fled the scene in the woman's car after abducting the child, Beach said. An Amber Alert was immediately issued, and the child was located unharmed in Columbus, GA, according to authorities.

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