I've had the "Scan, Ram, Boom" scenario at beacons myself, but it's I'm sitting still and the Scanning ship is NPC that rams me and explodes,
and "I" would get a murder count!!! Never could figure that one out, and it's happened several times..
An interesting point. I'd like to know the answer to that question. I routinely ram NPC ships to death and get paid for the kill too in a HazRes. I don't know how this applies to a players ship though.