Scott anticipates attempt to clear police in Costco slaying

originally by: Las Vegas Review Journal
published : 22nd September 2010

Bill Scott wants the Las Vegas police officers who shot and killed his son outside a Costco store to be held accountable. Watch Video >

But after 2½ months of waiting, he expects the coroner’s inquest that starts today will be nothing more than an attempt to exonerate them and put his son on trial, he said Tuesday from a parking lot overlooking the store.

“I think we’re going to hear, day after day, of attempts to trash my son’s reputation and make him out to be something other than he really was,” Bill Scott said. Erik Scott, 38, was shot and killed July 10 outside the Costco store in Summerlin after employees had called police because he was carrying a gun and acting erratically, police said.

Three Las Vegas police officers confronted him as he left the store and fired when Scott pulled a handgun from his waistband, police said. Scott, who had a concealed weapons permit, was carrying two handguns at the time of the shooting, police said.

Dozens of witnesses are expected to testify during the inquest, which could stretch into early next week.

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