Official autopsy, toxicology reports for Keith Lamont Scott released
CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - The official autopsy report on Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer in September, was released Monday by the medical examiner.
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The report shows Scott was shot three times, once in the posterior chest, once in the abdomen and once in the left arm. Abrasions and lacerations were also present.
The official cause of death is gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, according to the medical examiner.
On September 20, 2016, Scott was shot and killed by a police officer at a Charlotte apartment complex. Controversy surrounding the case has to do with differing stories from Scott's family and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. Scott's family maintained that he was not armed. It's unclear from portions of body and dash-camera footage release by police whether Scott was armed, but physical and DNA evidence indicates Scott was in possession of a gun.
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He had reportedly suffered a traumatic brain injury in October of 2015 when he suffered a serious motorbike accident.
Scott's death sparked riots and days of protest in Charlotte, including demands by demonstrators for the resignation of the police chief and mayor. Costs from the events totaled more than $4.5 million.
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A toxicology report released Monday in the case shows Scott was on a number of sedatives/anticonvulsant drugs at the time of his death.
According to the report released by the Chief Medical Examiner, Scott's blood showed traces of diazepam, gabapentin, nordiazepam and promethazine. The drugs are commonly used to treat a variety of neurological issues, including seizures. Drowsiness and disorientation are listed as side effects for each of the drugs.
The report also showed the presence of amantadine, a drug to treat the flu, and nicotine.
Scott's blood was also tested for cocaine, ethanol, opiates/opioids, organic acids/neutrals, other benzodiazepines and other organic basers, none of which were detected.
The sample of Scott's blood was obtained postmortem on September 21, 2016.
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