2 Years Later: Murder Of New Haven Teen, Jericho Scott, Still Unsolved

Who killed Jericho Scott?

As of Wednesday, that question had been asked for exactly two years.

Police have yet to make any arrests or identify potential suspects in the 2015 murder of the New Haven teenager, but family members of that young victim said, even now, they have full confidence that New Haven police detectives will track down the killer.

After two years, no one has come forward with the information that will lead police to the person responsible for the April 19, 2015 drive-by shooting that claimed the life of 16-year-old Scott.

“The 19th of the month is hard but every day is hard. Living without our son is not easy," Nicole Scott, Jericho’s mother said. "It is a pain that will never go away.”

Police said Jericho was shot while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car near his home on Exchange Street in the Fair Haven neighborhood. The suspects may have fled in a dark-colored four-door sedan.

“We're not giving up," said Connie Taylor, Jericho’s aunt." We know that something today or tomorrow will be done.”

Jericho's mother said she receives regular updates from homicide detectives, but has yet to get the update she has been longing for.

“The smallest thing can solve this case. It's never going to bring ‘J’ back, but we just need some closure," she said.

To mark the anniversary of Jericho's death, family and friends held a simultaneous release of red balloons. Red, his father said, was Jericho's favorite color.

"We need closure as a family," said Leroy Scott, Jericho’s father. "We need closure as a community.”

The family is raising money to offer a reward for someone that comes forward with information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information to help police solve this murder should call (203)589-6003. Tips can be made anonymously.

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