Police Have Not Viewed Costco Surveillance Tapes - 8 News NOW

Police Have Not Viewed Costco Surveillance Tapes

Posted: Updated:

LAS VEGAS -- Detectives investigating an officer involved shooting at a Summerlin Costco have still not viewed surveillance video of the incident.

Officers opened fire on Erik Scott on Saturday after Costco employees said he was destroying store merchandise and had a gun. Police say Scott pointed his gun at officers before they fired their weapons, but witness statements contradict information released by investigators. Scott was a West Point graduate with a valid concealed weapons permit.

Detectives hope to view surveillance video of the incident, but have sent it for forensic examination because of a technical issue with Costco's recording equipment. It's still unclear if the incident was even captured on video or if the equipment was working properly the day of the shooting.

According to Scott's father, Erik was in the store shopping for water bottles. "He was in Costco looking for metal water bottles and tried them out to see if they would fit in the cooler he had. There was a Costco employee there with him at the time. From there forward we have a pretty good picture what happened," said William Scott.

Police have also refused to release the 911 tapes made during the incident. A coroner's inquest into the shooting has not been scheduled, but it is expected to happen sometime in September.

  • Las Vegas NewsLas Vegas NewsMore>>

  • CEO: UMC cutbacks necessary to stay afloat

    CEO: UMC cutbacks necessary to stay afloat

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:40:55 GMT

    University Medical Center is facing its biggest employee cut in recent history, with 285 layoffs. This move affects both employees and patients at the financially-struggling, county-run hospital.

    More>>

    University Medical Center is facing its biggest employee cut in recent history, with 285 layoffs. This move affects both employees and patients at the financially-struggling, county-run hospital.

    More>>
  • 1 hurt in rollover crash at Russell and Las Vegas

    1 hurt in rollover crash at Russell and Las Vegas

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:29:02 GMT
    Metro Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover crash near Las Vegas Boulevard and Russell Road. According to police, the crash happened shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday night.More>>
    Metro Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover crash near Las Vegas Boulevard and Russell Road. According to police, the crash happened shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday night.
    More>>
  • Metro camera eyes crime at north end of Strip

    Metro camera eyes crime at north end of Strip

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:31 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:31:41 GMT

    There is something you may have noticed if you've driven by the new SLS Las Vegas hotel-casino on the Strip, a mobile camera is sitting in plain sight right on the corner.

    More>>

    There is something you may have noticed if you've driven by the new SLS Las Vegas hotel-casino on the Strip, a mobile camera is sitting in plain sight right on the corner.


    More>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLAS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.