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$30K reward offered for information to help arrest shooter in Chambers County murder

Investigators think that the victim may have been lured outside and ambushed
Credit: Chambers County Sheriff's Office

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Texas — Law enforcement is asking for the public's help to find out what happened to a man found shot to death outside his Chambers County home. 

Investigators say Scott Privat may have been lured outside of his house and ambushed, or suspects may have confronted him. CrimeStoppers is offering $30,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of a suspect. 

Privat was found outside the home in the Double Bayou area on FM 562. 

The Chambers County Sheriff's Office says more than one weapon was fired, and multiple people may have been involved. 

From a Chambers County Sheriff's Office news release: 


On Thursday, March 19, 2020 at approximately 8:05 a.m. deputies of the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 10000 block of F.M. 562, Double Bayou area, Chambers County Texas, in reference to a deceased person. Investigation revealed the victim, Scott R. Privat, age 50, was murdered outside his residence at this location. An autopsy completed by the Jefferson County Medical Examiner confirmed the cause of Scott Privat’s death to be gunshot wound.
Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed Privat possibly confronted suspects at his home, or could have been drawn outside and ambushed. More than one weapon was fired at the scene, and there are possibly multiple suspects involved. A homicide team consisting of detectives from the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Rangers and District Attorney Investigators has been assembled and is following all possible leads.
The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information related to this murder.
Chambers County Crime Stoppers is offering a $30,000.00 CASH REWARD for information which leads to the arrest and indictment, of the individual and/or individuals involved in the murder of Scott Privat and such information is sufficient to warrant a conviction under the laws of the State of Texas.
If you have any information regarding this case, please call Crimestoppers at
844-860-8477 or the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office at 409-267-2500.

Credit: Chambers County Sheriff's Office
Scott Privat

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