State offers $50K reward for unsolved 2015 slaying of teen

September 27, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the 2015 killing of a 16-year-old boy who once made national news for his prowess as a baseball player.

Jericho Scott was shot and killed in New Haven in April 2015 as he sat in a vehicle near his home. Investigators do not think he was the intended target.

The shooter, who was wearing a white ski mask, fled on foot before taking off in a vehicle.

Police think there were many witnesses to the shooting who have not yet come forward.

The New Haven Register reports that when Jericho was 9 years old, he was banned from pitching in a local youth baseball league because he was so dominant.

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