HUNTINGTON BEACH – Spectators at Sunday's U.S. Open of Surfing might see this message flying over the ocean: "Vegas police cover up? R.I.P. Erik B. Scott.com."Here's what it means:
Family and friends have paid for a plane to fly a banner near the municipal pier in an attempt to gain national attention for Scott's death and in hopes of getting answers to some questions.Scott, a West Point graduate with an MBA from Duke, was killed in an officer-involved shooting at a Las Vegas Costco on July 10, and family and friends say they have little information about what actually occurred.
Scott, who was carrying a weapon, according to police, was shot by three officers leaving Costco when he allegedly pulled a gun and pointed it at the officers, according Channel 8.
Police told Channel 8 the officers asked Scott to drop the weapon and when he refused they fired multiple rounds at him.Scott's supporters say he was carrying a licensed weapon concealed in a holster. They allege five of the seven shots were fired into his back.