Coroner's Inquest into Erik Scott Shooting - 8 News NOW

Coroner's Inquest into Erik Scott Shooting Rescheduled

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LAS VEGAS -- The Coroner's Inquest into the police shooting death of Erik Scott has been rescheduled.

Scott died outside of the Summerlin Costco store after he was shot by Metro police on July 10. The Coroner's Inquest will take place on Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. and may continue through Sept. 24 at the Regional Justice Center. A seven-member jury will decide whether the police use of lethal force was justified, excusable or criminal.

Scott was shot by three officers as he exited the store. Scott, a West Point graduate, did have a concealed weapons permit and at the time of the shooting, he was carrying two guns.

Police said they were called to the Costco after employees reported that Scott was acting erratically. Police say Scott reached for a weapon when they confronted him. However, several witnesses deny that.

Scott's family released a statement, "We are pleased and thankful that an inquest date for Erik has been scheduled. This is the first step in the closure process for family and friends. We have been retaining  Erik's body to preserve the option to conduct an independent autopsy after we see the coroners autopsy report, which we will not be revealed until the coroner's inquest."

 

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