Update to Officer Involved Shooting


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Devin Christopher Scott, 20 of Lake Havasu City.

As is protocol LHCPD requested that Kingman PD respond and conduct the criminal investigation.  Initial information determined that LHCPD responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 2400blk. of Everglades Dr. in Lake Havasu City, Sunday night at about 8:20pm.

Officers arrived and determined that Devin Christopher Scott was the cause of the disturbance and had left the residence before officers arrived.  Scott returned to the home at about 11:50pm and as a result of not being allowed back into the home is alleged to have broken windows, banged on doors, broke exterior lights and entered the home.

Scott’s father called 911.  When officers arrived back to the home Scott, who was wanted on criminal charges from the first disturbance, had barricaded himself in a bedroom.  Officers forced open the bedroom door to take Scott into custody when they were confronted by Scott who had armed himself with a knife.  An officer attempted to use an electronic control device (Taser) that was not effective, during which time Scott is alleged to have aggressively approach the officers, one of which shot Scott.  Scott was shot twice; once in the torso and once in the arm.  Officers immediately rendered first aid to Scott who was ultimately transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The officer who shot Scott has been with the LHCPD for 1 year 5 months, and has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol for officer involved shootings.  In the home during the incident was Scott’s 2 year old daughter, his girlfriend and his father.  No one else was injured. The investigation is ongoing.