Murder charges upheld for 21-year-old accused of killing driver, shooting Lincoln High student

Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott Photo credit Philadelphia Police Department

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A judge has upheld murder charges against a 21-year-old man accused of shooting a Lincoln High School student and killing a man who was driving by.

Prosecutors showed surveillance video of a brief tussle outside a pizza shop near Rowland and Ryan avenues on Oct. 18, 2021, just across the street from Lincoln High School. It lasts just seconds before it looks like someone pulls a gun and the small crowd scatters.

In another frame, scores of kids are seen running down the block, quickly hobbling as their heavy backpacks bounce behind them.

In the chaos of that October afternoon, a 16-year-old student was shot in the back of his neck, near his head. He was critically injured. And, 65-year-old Jeffery Carter was struck once in the head, killing him, as he drove by the school after dropping off a dress for his granddaughter.

Prosecutors say the shooter is 21-year-old Aaron Scott, who had a permit to carry and owned the gun legally.

A Philadelphia officer who was in a nearby patrol car testified that as they pulled closer to where they heard the gunfire, Scott walked toward them, pulled the magazine from the gun and dropped both. He was then arrested.

Scott now faces murder, attempted murder and related charges. He will be formally arraigned later this month.

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