Landlord Accused Of Shooting Tenant During Dispute

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (CBS13) — A landlord has been arrested for attempted murder after shooting a tenant repeatedly with a shotgun, authorities said.

Edward Leroy Scott, 57, is being held on $1 million bail after allegedly opening fire after tensions boiled over with a resident in his home.

Neighbors said they heard multiple shots last week and saw tenant Alan Noell stumbling out of the home, bleeding from wounds in the stomach and chest.

Noell said he refused to leave his residence after his landlord demanded he leave, arguing that he had paid his rent until the end of the month. When he stepped outside, Scott allegedly ambushed him from the garage.

“He was extremely lucky,” said neighbor Pat Martin. “He was shot twice, I believe, or three times.”

Police surrounded the home and eventually took the shooter into custody without further incident.

Edward Scott will be arraigned in Yuba County court later this week on a charge of attempted murder.

  • gary

    Pacific Heights (movie) in Marysville !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mbee!1

    Was this the tenant from Hell?

  • Hereticmonk

    He must have heard the story from Modesto where the landlord invited his daughter, the sheriff deputy, to process an eviction and shot the tenant to death. No charges were filed against the Sheriff deputy. This is the difference from when a citizen shoots you and you live and a cop shoots you and you die.

  • Irish Caramazza

    I betcha he gets a couple of months of free rent outta this. Just sayin.

  • Exasperated

    This is definitely a serious situation but I can relate because I just went to the courthouse today to request a court trial for a tenant from hell who will not pay rent nor vacate the premises but continues to live in my home rent free while I have to use a legal remedies to remover her. It’s frustrating but my freedom is worth more than the crazy and ugly freeloader living in my home. It will all work out in due time.

    • juli

      I just got through having to do the same thing. I got lucky because they weren’t smart enough to do the legal wrangling that could have let them stay for about 3 months rent free. It really sucks that even a squatter has more rights in this situation then the person paying the property taxes. It was a hellish thing to go through.
      I’m not sure what happened in Marysville, but believe me I was tempted to call in a few favors to get the a$$holes off my property.

    • stan

      Good for him…its one way to get a free loader out.

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