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SALT LAKE CITY — A former Public Enemy No. 1 in Salt Lake County with a long history of violence was arrested over the weekend in connection with the death of his girlfriend whose body was found in a car crashed on I-80.
Terence Trent Vos, 31, of Salt Lake City, is accused of shooting and killing Shandon Nicole Scott, 32, early Saturday.
A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night at Fitts Park where dozens of friends and family members gathered to remember Scott.
"She was so loved and so cared about," said Heather Redford. "She was my best friend. It's just horrible."
Friends say Vos and Scott had a history of domestic violence. Redford was with them just two hours before she was killed.
"I never thought in a million years that I would get a phone call saying, 'Heather, what's going on? What happened to Shandon?'" she recalled.
Friends said they told Scott to leave him months ago.
"We told her to stop, and now she's not here anymore because of it," said Redford through tears.
Scott is survived by a 15-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son. A GoFundMe campaign* was started to help pay for funeral expenses.
Unified police believe Scott was shot early Saturday near 700 East and 2700 South, possibly in the parking lot of townhome complex. Minutes later, about 3 a.m., the Utah Highway Patrol responded to a crash on I-80 in South Salt Lake. Emergency crews found Scott inside the wrecked vehicle, but quickly realized she had injuries not caused by the crash. Police say Vos ran from the scene but was tracked down a short time later in a neighborhood south of the crash scene by members of the Salt Lake City Gang Unit.
As of Monday, investigators were still trying to determine if Scott was already deceased prior to the crash, what caused Vos to crash and whether he wrecked the vehicle on purpose.
The man arrested in connection with Scott's death is well known to law enforcement.
Vos, a documented gang member whose moniker is Baby T-Nova, has a lengthy criminal history that includes arrests in connection with several shootings in Salt Lake City. He was sentenced to up to five years in the Utah State Prison in 2009 for discharging a firearm from a vehicle.
In December of 2008 he pleaded guilty to possession of a dangerous weapon and obstruction of justice. He was found guilty of discharging a firearm from the freeway in 2008 for one 2006 incident, and found guilty of the same charge for another incident that happened two weeks later, according to court records.
But a pair of cases in 2016 that involved shootings that year were later dismissed when the state was unable to proceed with its cases, court records state.
Vos is a former Public Enemy No. 1 of the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit. In 2008, he was arrested in Las Vegas following a shooting in Salt Lake City.
His brother, Isiah Bo 'Cage Vos, was sentenced to six years to life in prison in 2005 for the shooting death of Jeffrey Maestas, 21.
In 2019, Trent Vos was convicted of unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon. In that case, both Vos brothers attacked another inmate while at the Utah State Prison, according to charging documents.
Vos was granted parole in 2020, but a warrant was issued for his arrest on Feb. 3, according to records from the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. A warrant was also issued out of Sandy Justice Court on April 11 for failing to show up to court on traffic violations.
Anyone who is a victim of domestic violence or knows of a victim in Salt Lake City is encouraged to call police at 801-799-3000 and ask to speak with a victim advocate or call a 24-hour hotline at 801-580-7969.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233 or the Utah LINKLine at 1-800-897-5465 for confidential assistance.
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