The New York Times released video on Friday of the police shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte.
Scott was shot by a black police officer after he failed to obey the officers and was reportedly holding a gun.
His wife Rakeyia Scott filmed the shooting but was too far away to see what exactly took place.
Rakeyia and the police officers were screaming at Keith Scott before he was shot.
The cops were screming, “Drop the gun!”
The Christian Times reported:
The friends and family of Keith Lamont Scott, the African-American Charlotte man shot and killed by police this week, portray him as a “family man” and “likable.” However, new details are emerging about Scott’s troubled past, his many encounters with law enforcement, and the reason behind his six year stay in a Bexar County, Texas prison just a decade ago.
Scott had a long police record that included gun violations. Christian Times Newspaperhas learned, and it has been confirmed by the Charlotte Observer, that Scott was convicted in April 2004 of a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon charge in Mecklenburg County, and other charges were dismissed: including felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a female, and communicating threats. Scott was also charged with assault with intent to kill in 1995.
The most shocking find in Scott’s record, however, is what occurred in Bexar County, Texas in 2005. In March of that year, Scott was sentenced to 15 months in state prison for evading arrest, and in July, he was consecutively sentenced to seven years on a conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon…
One source, who asked CTN to refrain from using her name to protect her identity, told reporters that Scott fired a handgun at San Antonio police officers when they attempted to detain him in February 2005 after noticing that he was driving erratically.
This seems relevant: https://t.co/Zbr4Ia6yoZ
— Brit Hume (@brithume) September 23, 2016
UPDATE: Keith Lamont Scott is listed in the Bexar County criminal records database.
The crimes were committed in 2004.
The sentencing was in 2005.