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Morris County homicide suspect arrested in Oklahoma

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A Morristown man has been arrested in connection with a homicide on August 18, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said.

On August 18, at around 1:03 a.m., police received a 911 call regarding a shooting on Clyde Potts Drive in Morristown. First responders located Raijah Scott, 35, of Cedar Knolls in the parking lot near 28 Clyde Potts Drive with multiple fatal gunshot wounds., Carroll said.

Following an autopsy, Morris County Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Di Wang, M.D. determined Scott’s manner of death to be homicide, Carroll said.

The investigation revealed that Tyrell Lansing, 27, and Scott were acquaintances. At around 1:01 a.m., Lansing allegedly shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene in a motor vehicle, Carroll said.

Lansing was apprehended on August 19 while traveling through Oklahoma, Carroll said.

Lansing has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, second-degree certain persons not to have weapons or ammunition, and fourth-degree possession of prohibited weapons. He is currently in custody in Oklahoma pending extradition to New Jersey, Carroll said.

Morristown Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the New Jersey State Police, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, the Morristown Police Department at 973-292-6737, or Morris County Crime Stoppers at 973-267-2255. Persons reporting any information may remain anonymous.  Information on how to leave an anonymous call or text message can be found at the Crime Stoppers Program website at www.morriscrimestoppers.org.

Jay Edwards

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