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Man murdered in Jefferson City, arrest made

Jefferson City police have arrested a man on charges he’s behind a weekend murder.

Robert Scott, 20, was found shot on Hickory Street near Monroe early Saturday morning. He died at a hospital.

Investigators say Marquis Avant admitted to shooting a gun during a fight leading up to the killing. He also allegedly admitted to hiding the gun afterwards.

Avant, 22, is now in jail with no bond for second degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and tampering with evidence.

(This story was last updated at 10:06 a.m. Monday.)

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