Keith Scott Was Carrying a Stolen Gun, Police Say–and His Wife Filed for a Restraining Order Against Him
Clemence Michallon, Daily Mail, September 26, 2016
Keith Scott was carrying a stolen gun when he was shot and killed during a confrontation with police in Charlotte, North Carolina, authorities have said.
The gun was reported stolen after a breaking and entering, according to the police.
A breaking and entering suspect told agents at the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives that he had sold the gun to Scott, ABC 11 reported Monday. He is now in custody.
Scott’s wife Rakeyia, who filmed her husband’s killing on Tuesday, had filed for a restraining order against him and had told authorities he carried a gun, hit her as well as one of her children and had threatened to kill her, records have shown.
Rakeyia detailed her husband’s behavior in the filing in October last year. She said he had hit her and one of her children.
‘He hit my 8 year old in the head a total of three times with is [sic] fist,’ she wrote on the form published by TWC News.
‘He kicked me and threaten [sic] to kill us last night with his gun. He said he is a “killer” and we should know that.’
The form asked whether there was any reason that law enforcement should consider the defendant a potential threat. Possible reasons included carrying concealed weapons while drinking alcohol and having threatened an officer.
Rakeyia ticked ‘yes’ and specified: ‘He carries a 9mm black.’
She dismissed the protective order against Scott voluntarily on October 16, 11 days after filing it. The couple had seven children.
His friend Toccaro Harris said: ‘It doesn’t mean that he was bad. It doesn’t mean that he had a right to get his life [taken].’
Scott, 43, had served more than eight years in Texas for evading arrest and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to TWC News.
He shot a man whom he believed was making threats against his family, according to his attorney.
Scott had also been convicted for assault with a deadly weapon and DWI in North Carolina.