Childhood Friend Of Rapper Lor Scoota Gets A 32-Year Prison Sentence For Multiple Shootings

Twenty-five-year-old Fred Catchings was charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of 24-year-old Davonte Robinson. As part of a plea agreement, he admitted to shooting three other people in July 2016. All three victims were shot in the legs and survived their injuries.

Catchings was sentenced to 32 years in prison for the shooting that led to the murder of rapper Lor Scoota, Catchings’ childhood friend, and a separate triple shooting, according to court records.

Rapper Lor Scoota

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Catchings exited a SUV and opened fire on Robinson in June 2016. Robinson suffered gunshot wounds to his thigh, buttocks and back, but survived.

The shooting invoked anger in Robinson’s friends, leading to the fatal shooting of Lor Scoota just a few hours later. After attending a charity event at Morgan State University, Scoota was shot dead in his vehicle.

Police identified Cortez Mitchell, 22, as a person of interest in the killing. A gunshot opened fired on Mitchell when he sitting at a traffic light. He did not survive his injuries, police said.

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