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State Offers $50,000 Reward for Information on 2015 Killing of New Haven Teen

Sixteen-year-old Jericho Scott was shot on April 19, 2015, while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car near his home on Exchange Street in the Fair Haven neighborhood.

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New Haven Police Department

The state is offering a $50,000 reward for information in the 2015 killing of 16-year-old Jericho Scott, who was shot while sitting in a car near his home in New Haven.

On April 19, 2015, Scott 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. 

Two other people were also injured in the shooting and have since recovered.

Investigators do not believe Scott was the target of the shooting. Responding offers said there was a large group of people at the scene, and investigations believe there may be witnesses with information that can help solve the case.

The shooter wore a white ski mask and was seen fleeing on foot after firing multiple shots. The shooter may have gotten into a silver four-door Lexus or Toyota or a newer model white Nissan.

Who killed Jericho Scott? As of Wednesday, that question had been asked for exactly two years.

New Haven’s State’s Attorney Patrick Griffin has approved a $50,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Tips can be made by calling detectives at 203-946-6304, the Anonymous Tip Line at 203-946-6296, by texting NHPD plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES) or emailing ecic@newhavenct.gov.

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