Update: Donald Fair, 20, arrested, charged in homicide of David Scott

chwilliams@ledger-enquirer.comSeptember 30, 2013 

A man wanted in connection with the Sept. 19 shooting death of David Scott turned himself into Columbus Police Sunday, according to Maj. Gene Hillhouse.

Donald Fair, 20, was arrested on a probation violation and charged with murder, first-degree arson, tampering with evidence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated assault, attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime. A warrant for his arrest was issued Friday by Columbus Police. His Recorder's Court hearing is 9 a.m. Wednesday.

He is the fourth person arrested and charged with murder in Scott's death. Tyrecquiss Wells, Jayln Dixon and Christopher Whitaker previously were charged with murder.

A fifth person, Christopher Pender, was with the four men that night and suffered a gunshot wound, police said. He is currently in the Midtown Medical Center (formerly The Medical Center) with non-life threatening injuries, police said. At this time, Pender has not been charged in the homicide or an armed robbery that happened prior to Scott's death, Hillhouse said.

Detectives said the men opened fire on Scott’s vehicle at the intersection of Seventh Street and Coolidge Avenue with three separate weapons: a .45-caliber, a 9mm and a .223-caliber AR-15. They fired 30 shots.

Scott died in the hospital at 2:15 a.m. Sept. 20 after being shot in the head. His passenger was uninjured.

The truck that was used in the Scott shooting, a stolen 2003 Ford F-150, was later found burned on Bayberry Drive at Buena Vista Road.

Fair, Wells, Dixon and Whitaker all face charges in a shooting and robbery on Baltic Court just hours before Scott’s death.

Police are still sorting out the shooting and the armed robbery leading up to it, Hillhouse said.

"This case is still under investigation," Hillhouse said. "We still have a lot to do on it."

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