Gai Scott, right, of Randolph. Mass., stands during an arraignment, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Plymouth, Mass. Scott was arraigned on charges in the shooting of his uncle and reality TV star Benzino, who was shot Saturday during a funeral procession. (AP Photo/The Patriot Ledger, Greg Derr, Pool)
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to shooting his hip-hop artist and reality TV star uncle.
Gai (guy) Scott of Randolph was ordered held Monday pending a hearing to determine whether he’s a danger to society. That hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.
Police say Scott shot Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, on Saturday on Route 3 in Duxbury as Benzino came upon his mother’s funeral procession.
Gai Scott was charged with assault with intent to murder. His lawyer says his client acted in self-defense and legally owned the gun.
Benzino was treated at a Boston-area hospital for a gunshot wound. He is a cast member of the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” and CEO of Hip-Hop Weekly magazine.
This Oct. 10, 2004 file photo shows and Ray Benzino at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)