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Nephew faces charges in reality TV star's shooting

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  • Gai Scott, right, of Randolph. Mass., stands during an arraignment Monday 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.

      Gai Scott, right, of Randolph. Mass., stands during an arraignment Monday 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.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

BROCKTON, Mass. -- A Massachusetts man is due to be arraigned Monday on assault charges in the shooting of his uncle, reality TV star Benzino.

Authorities say Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, was shot Saturday as he came upon his mother's funeral procession.

Gai Scott, of Randolph was charged with assault with intent to murder. Authorities say he pulled alongside the hip-hop artist's Bentley and opened fire.

Gai Scott's lawyer says his client plans to plead not guilty and may dispute Benzino's account of events.

A spokeswoman for South Shore Hospital in Weymouth said Sunday that Benzino was listed in good condition. He is a cast member of the VH1 reality show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" and CEO of Hip-Hop Weekly.

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