Transcript for Police Say It's Unclear If Charlotte Man Pointed Gun Before Shooting
Yesterday September 20 in about four while we have officers from our metro division crime reduction. Searching for a suspect who was wanted for outstanding reports. This occurred at the village. At. College downs apartments. Our officers observed the subject mr. Keyes LaMont Scott. In Saturn vehicle at the apartment complex. He exited the vehicle born with a hand. The offices of observed him get back into that vehicle at which at which time they approached the vehicle. Two. Engage the subject. The officers gave the all clear local commands which were also heard by many of the witnesses. They were instructed in the subject. When to get out of the vehicle to drop the weapon. In spite of the verbal commands. Mr. Scott. As a citizen that as the exited his vehicle armed with a handgun. As the offices continued to yell at him to drop. He stepped out posing a threat to the officers. And officer Brett Lee Benson. Subsequently part his weapon striking the subject. The officers immediately requested medic and begin performing CPR. Mitt responded and transported the subject to the scene to see and see where he's played with a come. Buys injuries. Our detectives. Through their investigation recovered the firearm. That the subject was holding in his hand when he got out of the vehicle. It was in very close proximity to the subject. Yesterday did an about 7 PM. The officers encountered protesters. Who were coming to protest the office in Washington. About an hour later if they saw we solved the crowd transition from. Protesters. Demonstrators. Which is legal. To more aggressive. Agitators. Who began to break the law. About 9 PM. We had a lot of the agitators began to damage police vehicles. And threw rocks struck in our officers. And about 10:54 PM. I call for our civil emergency unit to come in to try to. About quarter tool to this morning. An additional group of protesters. And in agitators GAAP. They. Made their way down to interstate I 85. And they blocked both lanes northbound and self. They broke into the back of the tractor trailer and started sending items on fire. We gave multiple orders for dispersal. To the crowd. When they were unheeded. We deployed gas. To disperse the crowd. As of right now we have sixteen officers have been injured. We have multiple police vehicles that have been damaged. In our officers. Acting heroically but we're just trying to. And now. We have a challenge control. People watching how we respond how we react. And I'm optimistic that the results of our action. Will be pop. Who have positive Malcolm's. But as Tom put the voiceless majority to stand up and be heard. This time to change the narrative. Because I can tell you from the facts. That the store is a little bit different. As the house of portraits of war especially through social media. So Charlotte the challenges hours. I think the future can be bright. But the were cast to be done miles. I can tell you. A weapon was c.'s handgun. I can also tell you we did not find a book that has been made reference to you. I can just tell you what I know based on what we've gathered through the scientific process of going through the evidence and we did find a weapon. The weapon was fear in the witnesses corroborated to beyond just the office. But at this point I don't know that he definitively pointed the weapon specifically towards an office.
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