Man Whose Death Sparked Charlotte Protests Had ‘Stolen’ Gun ‘on Him’

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Keith Scott reportedly had a “stolen” gun on him when police shot him in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 20.

Scott’s death resulted in protests that turned into riots in the city of Charlotte.

The Associated Press (AP) reports that police “released images of a gun, holster, and marijuana they say were recovered from the scene.” The ATF reports that the gun, which Scott “had on him” when shot by police, had been “stolen” by a “breaking and entering suspect,” who sold it to Scott. The suspect is now in custody.

Additionally, WSOCTV reports that Scott’s wife filed a protective order against him in 2015 after he allegedly attacked her and threatened to kill her: “Keith Scott’s wife filed a domestic violence protective order on him in 2015 saying he hit his child, kicked her and threatened to kill them with his gun.”

AP reports that “more than 100 people jammed [Charlotte] City Council chambers” Monday night for “a forum to let people express opinions about the shooting death last week of [Scott].” The people called for the resignation of the city’s mayor and police chief.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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