Name: Earl Scott
Synopsis: California Highway Patrol officer Earl Scott was shot and killed during an early morning traffic stop Feb. 17, on northbound Highway 99, just south of Hammett Road near Salida.
Motivation: Officer killed during traffic stop
Suspect: Stanislaus County sheriff's homicide investigators arrested Columbus Allen Jr. II in Stockton about 3:30 p.m. on a charge of murder. Allen walked into the Stockton Police Department four hours after the shooting.
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Status: Allen is being held without bail in Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of homicide and other charges. To find current custody information and upcoming court dates, visit the In Custody Report (PDF).
Authorities ask anyone with information about this homicide to call Lt. Mick Hardenbrook at 525-7074 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail tips on the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
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