Tests revealed Keith Scott’s fingerprints, DNA and blood were on a gun recovered at Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting scene, police sources told Channel 9 reporter Mark Becker.
Scott was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer in University City.
Sources: tests show Keith Scott’s fingerprints, DNA and blood on gun recovered at shooting scene
— Mark Becker (@MarkBeckerWSOC9) September 23, 2016
The Scott family said Keith Scott did not have a police record and didn’t carry a gun. That was a lie.
Scott has a criminal history in North Carolina and South Carolina, dating back to 1992 and he did carry guns.
Scott was convicted in April 2004 of a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon charge in Mecklenburg County. Other charges stemming from that date were dismissed: felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and misdemeanors assault on a child under 12, assault on a female and communicating threats.
In April 2015 in Gaston County Court, Scott was found guilty of driving while intoxicated.
In 1992, Scott was charged in Charleston County, S.C., with several different crimes on different dates, including carrying a concealed weapon (not a gun), simple assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He pleaded guilty to all charges.
Scott also was charged with aggravated assault in 1992 and assault with intent to kill in 1995. Both charges were reduced, but the disposition of the cases is unclear.
According to Bexar County, Texas, records, Scott was sentenced in March 2005 to 15 months in a state jail for evading arrest. In July of that year, records show, he was sentenced to seven years in prison on a conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman said Scott completed his sentence and was released from prison in 2011.
Under federal law (18 U.S.C 922(g)(1-9)), it is illegal for anyone who has been “convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year” to possess a firearm. If he was caught with a firearm the day he resisted police orders, he would have risked going back to jail.
Hillary Clinton, without the facts, indicted the Charlotte and Tulsa officers.
“We have two names to add to a long list of African-Americans killed by police officers. It’s unbearable, and it needs to become intolerable,” Hillary tweeted. She also gave interviews expressing the same views.
Hillary Clinton is involving herself in the Charlotte case forgetting the officer has rights too. Actually, she probably doesn’t care.
Charlotte should release police video of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting without delay. We must ensure justice & work to bridge divides. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 23, 2016
The law in North Carolina was changed recently to put the decision about releasing the video in the hands of a judge in order to take the politics out of it.
The tape could be rendered useless if it’s out in advance of any hearing or trial. Witnesses tend to adapt their statements to align with the tapes.
The video below of the shooting before and after that was taken by Keith Scott’s wife. The screenshot shows an officer possibly straddling the gun.
That does line up with the photo released by a person claiming to be a bystander. It was released by WSCO TV9.
The video, be forewarned it shows graphic violence.