LAS VEGAS -- Much of the questioning in the coroner's inquest into the police shooting of Erik Scott has focused on where Scott's gun was at the moment he was shot to death.
As the inquest entered its fifth day of testimony, Costco shoppers and employees testified, sometimes with contradicting stories about what they witnessed.
Clayton Phillips, a Costco employee who was shopping after his shift, said he was only eight to 10 feet away from Scott at the time of the shooting. He testified he clearly heard officers shout, "Get down. Get down. Drop your weapon."
"As he pulled his firearm out, and as his hand come up like this, I immediately heard the first shot. I was immediately stunned for a moment, and I thought here we go. We're going to have a shootout," said Phillips.