Official reveals name of suspect in fatal shooting of woman found dead in car on I-80

Terence Trent Vos. Photo: State of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 2, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A Unified Police official has confirmed the name of the suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman whose body was left in a crashed car on Interstate 80.

The suspect is Terence Trent Vos, who was the victim’s boyfriend, UPD Sgt. Melody Cutler told Gephardt Daily.

New charges are pending for Vos, 31, who has been returned to the Utah State Prison for parole violation. He will be charged with the fatal shooting of Shandon Nichole Scott, 32, who was found mortally wounded inside a crashed car on I-80 near 200 East early Saturday morning.

Vos was first tried as an adult in 2007, at age 17, when he was found guilty of discharging a firearm from a vehicle on a highway, with additional charges dismissed as part of a plea deal.

In 2008, he was found guilty of purchase or possession of a dangerous weapon and obstruction of justice.

In 2015 and 2016, he was charged with felony discharge of a firearm, and in both cases, charges were dismissed. Also that year, one witness tampering charge was dismissed, but he was found guilty of another.

In 2017, Vos pleaded guilty to aggravated assault by a prisoner and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.

In a 2019 case, Vos was found guilty of unlawful possession/purchase/transfer of a dangerous weapon, with a second count dismissed. Two counts of aggravated assault by a prisoner were also dismissed with prejudice.

When Vos was at large in 2016, Salt Lake City Police released the flier below. Officials had previously said in a news release that an outstanding aggravated felony warrant had been issued for Vos, of Salt Lake City. Police warned Vos was a member of the Black Mafia Gangsters and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Violent Gang Member
A known gang member who is wanted in connection with Dec. 19 drive-by shootings in two cities has been arrested. Photo Courtesy: SLCPD

Detectives investigating Scott’s death have said they believe she was wounded by her boyfriend during a domestic argument at a residence on Nibley Court in Millcreek. They said the boyfriend, whose name had not yet been released, then placed Scott inside the car and was driving on I-80 when he hit a traffic barrier.

When first responders arrived, the boyfriend was allegedly seen running from the accident site, UPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Melody Cutler said. He was taken into custody a short while later after being confronted by officers in the parking lot of a nearby church.

Investigators say the couple had a history of domestic violence.

Shandon Nicole Scott
Police investigators say Shandon Nicole Scott, 32, was fatally wounded during a domestic shooting at a home near Nibley Court in Millcreek, Saturday, May 1, 2021. Photo: Facebook

A GoFundMe account set up in Scott’s name says donated funds will go to funeral costs and necessities for her two children.

Gephardt Daily will have more information as details become available.

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