New Details Emerge On Keith Lamont Scott’s Violent Past
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — New details show Keith Lamont Scott had a violent past.
A domestic violence protective order was filed against Scott by his wife, Rakeyia Scott, in 2004 in Mecklenburg County. Rakeyia claims Scott stabbed her in the back, almost puncturing her lungs. She also claims he “sliced me [sic] ear and bruised my body.”
Officials in Texas tell WCCB that Scott spent seven years in prison for shooting a man in San Antonio.
Officials say he shot and injured a known acquaintance in 2005. Court records show Scott was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Scott fired more than 10 rounds from a 9mm pistol, according to court records. He was released from prison in 2011.
In 2015, Scott’s wife filed another domestic violence protective order against him in Gaston County. She claims he hit their 8-year-old child three times with his fists and kicked her, according to court records. She also says he threatened to kill them with a gun, claiming he said he is a “killer” and that they should know that.
Scott was shot and killed by a CMPD officer on September 20th. Police claim Scott had a handgun and marijuana on him during the shooting. Violent protests broke out in Charlotte for several days following the deadly shooting. The officer has been placed on administrative leave. The SBI is now investigating the shooting.