Proof Keith Lamont Scott Had A GunCharlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina – Local news agencies have released a picture showing officers rendering aid to Keith Scott. Beside Scott: the gun he was holding.
Tuesday afternoon Charlotte Police officer Brentley Vinson shot and killed a man that witnesses claimed was unarmed. Keith Scott’s family claimed that he absolutely did not have a gun, that he was sitting in his car reading a book when a black police officer gunned him down for being black.
Read our 5 true facts about the shooting here.
Immediately after the shooting, chief of police Kerr Putney released an official statement that Keith Scott did have a gun and it was recovered at the scene of the shooting. Keith Scott’s daughter posted an hour long Facebook stream after the shooting berating officers on scene and stating that her dad didn’t have a gun.
Unfortunately, everyone believed her over the (black) Charlotte-Mecklenburg chief of police. Because many news outlets used Scott’s daughter’s angry Facebook post as a source of “reliable” information, riots broke out in Charlotte, NC last night. Over a dozen police officers were injured, several civilians were injured, stores were looted, and I-85 was shut down while “protesters” set fires on the interstate. “Protesters” even stole things out of the back of semi trucks on the interstate and set them on fire
Read our original story about the incident here
All this meaningless destruction and violence took place because most media outlets pushed the story of a “disabled black man reading a book shot dead while waiting on his 9 year old to get off the bus”.
We kept telling everyone, please wait until facts are released, but the rioting continued.
Read our article about the rioting here.
Chief of Police Kerr Putney released a statement today saying a gun was found on scene, a book was not found on scene, and the officers warned Scott several times to drop the weapon before they fired on him. Chief Putney even stated that witnesses saw Scott with the gun.
On top of that, a witness even took a picture of the gun that Scott had while officers are providing first aid to Keith Scott. Watch the WSOC 9 footage below