Man Killed in Charlotte OIS Had Record of Violence and Weapons Charges

The man killed in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte had a record of weapons and violence charges.

The man killed in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte had a record of weapons and violence charges, the Charlotte Observer reports.

A public records search shows that Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was convicted in April 2004 of a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon charge in Mecklenburg County. Other charges stemming from that date were dismissed: felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and misdemeanors assault on a child under 12, assault on a female and communicating threats.

In April 2015 in Gaston County Court, Scott was found guilty of driving while intoxicated.

In 1992, Scott was charged in Charleston County, SC, with several different crimes on different dates, including carrying a concealed weapon (not a gun), simple assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He pleaded guilty to all charges.

Scott also was charged with aggravated assault in 1992 and assault with intent to kill in 1995. Both charges were reduced, but the disposition of the cases is unclear.

According to Bexar County, TX, records, Scott was sentenced in March 2005 to 15 months in a state jail for evading arrest. In July of that year, records show, he was sentenced to seven years in prison on a conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman said Scott completed his sentence and was released from prison in 2011.

The fatal police shooting of Scott, who was the father of seven, sparked two nights of rioting in Charlotte, resulting in injured officers and civilians, property damage, and disruption of highway traffic.

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