LAS VEGAS -- The first day of the coroner's inquest into the death of Erik Scott outside a Summerlin Costco has finished. Seven jurors and four alternates are hearing the inquest.
The District Attorney has a list of 22 witnesses, but that could change. The Scott family attorney may ask to add a few as well.
"The jury's role is to determine whether the death was justifiable, excusable or criminal. Excusable death is accidental, justifiable is self-defense or defense of another against action that is apparent or dangerous. Anything outside those two is criminal," said prosecutor Chris Owens.
On July 10, Scott and his girlfriend were shopping at the Costco. Police reports said Scott started acting erratically and getting into arguments with store personnel about his concealed weapon.