West Point police: one arrested, another wanted in shooting

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West Point Police say 22-year-old Deonte Scott (R) turned himself in Friday. Active warrants are still out on 38-year-old Delani Scott (L).
West Point Police say 22-year-old Deonte Scott (R) turned himself in Friday. Active warrants are still out on 38-year-old Delani Scott (L).

UPDATE (6/10/17 10:30 p.m.) – West Point Police tell News 3 Deonte Scott is behind bars in connection with a shooting Thursday. Scott, a 22-year-old West Point native, turned himself into police Friday , and he was later taken to Troup County Jail.

Scott faces aggravated battery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Police are still looking for his uncle Delani Scott. Delani, 38, is also wanted in connection with Thursday’s shooting that happened in the 1100 block of Avenue L. Police are asking anyone with information on this case or anyone who knows where Delani Scott is to call them at 706-645-3525 or the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

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06/09/17 3:40 p.m. — West Point police are seeking the whereabouts of an uncle and his nephew who are possibly connected to a shooting on Avenue L.

Police say 38-year-old Delani Scott and 22-year-old Deonte Scott are residents of West Point. Both have warrants for their arrest charging each with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

West Point police is also encouraging anyone who may have any information in this investigation or know the whereabouts of the suspects to contact police.


WEST POINT, Ga — The West Point Police Department is investigating a late night shooting.

It happened in the 1100 block of Avenue L at 11:30 p.m. Police say when they arrived at the scene, they found a man lying on the ground suffering from a single gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to West Georgia Medical Center by EMS officials. His condition is not know at this time.

At this time the West Point Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in this investigation.

Anyone who know anything about this crime is asked to call the West Point Police Department 706-645-3525 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

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