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Suspect faces 2 first-degree murder charges in shooting of neighbors

Norman Scott arrested after man, woman shot
Posted at 8:10 AM, May 05, 2024

WELLINGTON, Fla. — A 63-year-old man is facing two charges of first-degree murder with a firearm after the fatal shooting of two neighbors, a man and woman, Saturday afternoon in Wellington, a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Sunday.

Deputies were called to a shooting in the 10500 block of Galleria Street, part of the Black Diamond residential development, at 5:25 p.m.

They located a man and woman dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Deputies learned that an altercation occurred between the suspect, Norman Scott, and the victims, resulting in Scott shooting both victims, spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a news release.

Barbera said the victims' families have enacted Marsy's Law to protect their identities but confirmed the suspect and victims were neighbors.

Wellington subdivision where shooting occurred, May 5, 2024
Deputies say a man and a woman were fatally shot in this Wellington subdivision.

Detectives were investigating the double homicide.

Scott was booked into the county jail at 2:17 a.m. Sunday.

Circuit Court Judge Lisa Small ordered Scott to be held without bond and not to have contact with the next of kin of the victims.

Norman Scott in court after murder arrest, May 5, 2024
Norman Scott faces a judge after his arrest on two counts of first-degree murder, May 5, 2024, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

During Scott's first court appearance, an assistant state attorney said no criminal past was found.

His next court appearance was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. June 3.