BREAKING: Keith Scott’s Criminal Background Exposed
Keith Scott was killed in an officer-involved shooting this week and since then, the media has worked feverishly to paint a narrative that the police are racist (even though the officer who shot Scott was black) and that Scott was an innocent man, sitting in his car reading a book.
But there’s more to this story than the media wants you to know about. First, it has been reported that Scott was armed and defied the officer’s orders, which led to his death. Second, his criminal background sheds a great deal of light on the situation.
Christian Times Newspaper reported that sources have confirmed that two gun convictions on Scott’s record are related to an incident with police in which Scott fired a gun at officers.
Scott had a long record, as confirmed by the Charlotte Observer, that included misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, which resulted in an April 2004 conviction in Mecklenberg County.
Other charges against him were dismissed, including felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a female, and communicating threats. In addition, Scott was charged in 1995 with assault with intent to kill.
Fast-forward to 2005 in Bexar County, Texas, where Scott was sentenced to 15 months in state prison for evading arrest in March and then in July he was given a consecutive sentence of up to seven years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
This is especially important to the case at hand because a source (who wished to remain anonymous) told CTN that in Feb. 2005, after police attempted to detain Scott for driving erratically, he shot at San Antonio police officers with a handgun. According to CTN, Scott had a history of drunk driving.
It is alleged that as officers approached Scott’s black Ford Sedan, he fired two rounds at police from the driver’s seat and then drove away, although he didn’t get far. Since neither officer was hit, they were able to chase Scott and apprehended him several blocks away.
The story didn’t end there either. At that point, Scott allegedly left the gun in the passenger seat as he attempted to get away on foot. According to the source, Scott assaulted an officer by punching him in the face.
After several years behind bars, Scott was released in 2011 from Texas State Prison.
None of this necessarily means that the shooting was justified or not, but it does provide valuable insight into Scott’s background and potential state of mind.
Given the video evidence, police accounts, and now Scott’s background, it’s much more likely that the officers were justified, although law enforcement should be given time and space to do their job and investigate properly.
The media ran with the family’s description of Scott as “likable” and a “family man.” If that part of his character is relevant, then surely his lengthy criminal record, particularly the alleged altercation with officers, is too.
The story that Scott was sitting in his car reading a book when officers shot him has already been debunked, and it has been reported that Scott was armed.
In the video that has been released, Scott can be seen leaving his vehicle and apparently flouting officer orders. It also appeared that he may have raised a gun to officers, but that is unclear at this point.
If this story about his background with officers is correct, and at the very least his criminal record is verifiable at this point, then it wouldn’t be the first time Scott had been violent toward police officers.