Charges in ’12 slaying
WARREN – A 25-year-old local man serving time on robbery charges was indicted Friday in connection to a Warren murder unsolved since July of 2012.
Lamont Salter, currently in Grafton Correctional Institution, faces charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping, improperly discharging firearms into a habitation and aggravated burglary, all with firearms specifications. He also was charged with having weapons while under disability, according to a Trumbull County grand jury report.
Salter is accused of killing Deshawn Scott, 36, who was struck with gunfire when the house he was living in on Charles Avenue S.E. was hit with a barrage of bullets from an assault rifle, which according to reports, could have been fired by any of four masked men.
Scott was also identified at the time as “Delshawn” or “Dshawn” and was originally listed as being from Detroit or Taylor, Mich.
The masked men first confronted a woman in nearby home on Charles on July 9, 2012, and tried to drag her out of the home, according to police reports. She ran to safety and called police before the other home about 100 feet away was shot up moments later.
Assistant county prosecutor Chris Becker said new forensic evidence was developed in the case leading to the indictment. Becker declined to say if the forensic evidence was in the form of DNA or ballistics.