Arrest made in killing of Penn State student in West Philly

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Julius Scott (left) is charged with weapons offenses in connection with the killing of Dominque Oglesby (right).

A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the slaying of Penn State Harrisburg student Dominique Oglesby outside a West Philadelphia bar and grill, police said Thursday.

Julius Scott is not charged with the actual shooting death but with weapons offenses, including possessing a weapon as a former convict, police said.

Oglesby, 23, who was set to graduate this spring, was shot in the back after a dispute with a female patron inside the Galaxy West Bar & Grill on the 5200 block of Market Street on March 18. Her father and grandfather, who went to the location after learning of the dispute, were shot in a leg and arm, respectively.

Oglesby, who was home on break, had attended church earlier that day and stopped at the lounge to get something to eat, her family has said.

Police did not spell out Scott’s role in the slaying or say what led investigators to him.

Scott, of the 100 block of South 58th Street, was jailed. He did not post bail, which was set at $500,000, court records show.

According to the records, Scott had been sentenced to four to 10 years in prison in 2012 after pleading guilty to robbery, conspiracy, and weapons possession. Details of the crime behind the charges were not immediately available.

The docket sheet in the latest arrest does not list an attorney for Scott.