Court records show Keith Scott’s wife filed for restraining order
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police said that Keith Scott did have a loaded gun when Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Brentley Vinson shot and killed him last week, and on Monday, sources told WSOC that that gun was stolen.
Police sources said someone else stole the gun during a home break-in and later sold it to Scott.
WSOC also obtained a domestic violence protective order that Scott’s wife took out on him last year. The order, filed in Gaston County, said that Scott hit his child in the head with his fist, kicked his wife and threatened to kill them with his gun.
It also claimed that Scott told his family that “he’s a killer and they should know that.”
It went on to say that Scott has a 9-millimeter handgun, that he did not have a permit for it and that he is a convicted felon.
The order was dismissed a month later when Scott’s wife said he was no longer a threat to the family.