Posted on June 17, 2021

Accused Serial Killer Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial at This Time, Judge Rules

Bill Lukitsch, Kansas City Star, June 14, 2021

A Kansas City man suspected of killing six people over the course of several months in a string of shootings mostly along Indian Creek Trail has been found mentally unfit to stand trial at this time, a judge ruled Monday.

Fredrick Scott, 26, appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court on the question of his mental competency after he has remained in custody nearly four years since he was arrested in connection to the murders. {snip}


Scott had minor run-ins with the legal system in his youth. One referenced an incident, which garnered international attention, at Center Alternative School in 2014, during which Scott allegedly said he wanted “to shoot the school up, Columbine-style” and kill himself and “kill all white people,”{snip}

Scott is Black and all of the victims he is suspected of shooting are white. Five were middle-aged men and another was a 64-year-old homeless woman.