Port Royal shooting suspect dead after police standoff in Georgia

For three weeks Port Royal investigators have looked to track down 25-year-old Leo DeAndre Scott for allegedly shooting Velencia Compton, his ex-girlfriend, during a domestic dispute at an apartment on Battery Lane in Port Royal.

The case was elusive and stirring enough that Port Royal police were working with America's Most Wanted to air a clip -- that was until yesterday when local police got a call that police in Scott's hometown of Columbus, Georgia, were in a standoff.

That standoff ended when police heard a single gunshot -- Scott had fatally shot himself.

Many reports abound on yesterday's shooting, but the better report I've seen is at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer‎; read it here.

Also, The Island Packet notes that police believe the fatal shooting of Compton occurred after Scott traveled to Port Royal hoping to restart his relationship with Compton.

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