Lapwai man suspected of murder in Lapwai

LAPWAI, ID - A 37-year-old Lapwai man faces murder charges, following the death of a local man.

Raymond Scott Junior is suspected of killing a Lapwai man who's identity has not yet been released. Authorities said that head trauma is the suspected cause of death. KLEW spoke with a person who claims to be a friend of the deceased and wishes to remain anonymous. They said that they believe the crime may have been one of retaliation. The investigation is conducted by the FBI and the Nez Perce Tribal Police.

Scott is currently being held in the Nez Perce County jail on a bond of $21,000. He faces charges of aggravated battery, a weapons offense, committing an offense while armed, and murder.