SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Police have identified the man who they say shot and killed his girlfriend, crashed his car on Interstate 80, and left her body inside the wrecked vehicle, as 31-year-old Terence Trent Vos, a known gang member and parole fugitive.
Unified Police Sgt. Melody Cutler confirmed this information Sunday afternoon to 2News investigative reporter Wendy Halloran who has been investigating parole fugitives including Vos. An in-depth report on this issue will air Monday on 2News at 10 p.m.
Vos, who has a street name of "T-Bone," was arrested Saturday for the I-80 incident and death of his girlfriend, 32-year-old Shandon Nicole Scott. He has a lengthy criminal history that dates back to 2006, when he was 16 years old and shot a gun from a vehicle on the highway, a felony. He is a Bloods gang member and has been linked to BMG (Black Mafia Gangsters), an outfit that has terrorized Salt Lake for decades with drive-by shootings and homicides, Halloran reported.
Vos has arrests and convictions on a number of cases including a drive-by shooting, prohibited possession of a firearm, drugs, obstruction of justice, and aggravated assault. He was taken to the Utah Department of Corrections on a parole violation after he was arrested Saturday. Charges on this case are pending.
Below is a timeline of Vos's criminal history (traffic offenses have been omitted):
- November 22, 2006 - Vos pleads guilty to a third-degree felony discharge of a firearm from a vehicle/highway
- December 3, 2006 - Vos is again found guilty of third-degree felony discharge of a firearm from a vehicle/highway
- August 12, 2008 - Vos pleads guilty for purchase or possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony, and obstruction of justice, a third-degree felony.
- January 12, 2015 - Vos was charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor for weapons and obstruction of justice charges, but those charges were all dismissed, except the obstruction of justice charge, which was upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony. Vos was found guilty of that charge.
- December 19, 2015 - Vos again was charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor for felony discharge of a weapon, but the judge dismissed the charges after the prosecution asked for more time to investigate the case.
- March 14, 2016 - Vos is charged with felony tampering with a witness, but a jury trial was canceled at the last minute because the case was settled.
- November 29, 2016 - Vos is charged with two charges of aggravated assault by a prisoner, both first-degree felonies, and two counts of unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon, both second-degree felonies. All of those charges, except one of the unlawful weapon possession charge, were dismissed.
- May 12, 2017 - Vos was found guilty of aggravated assault by a prisoner and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, both felonies
- March 17, 2020 - Vos was found guilty of impaired driving, alcohol, a class B misdemeanor
In 2015, the Salt Lake City Police Department issued a wanted poster for Vos, who was wanted at the time for several drive-by shootings.