Yes the police were correct in shooting the man. He stepped out of his vehicle armed with a handgun, turned towards the police, and he ignored multiple orders to drop his weapon. The police have one job and that is to protect the community. An armed man ignoring orders to drop his gun is a danger to not only the officers on the scene, but the innocent bystanders as well.
Scott was slain at an residence on the city’s northeast area whilst law enforcement were attempting to provide a warrant for some other guy at the same residence. Charlotte law enforcement cautioned Scott repeatedly to lower his pistol. Rioters assaulted vehicle owners on a motorway as well as wounded a number of law enforcement authorities.
She deserves to be convicted in the court of law. Unfortunately her victim did not have the same opportunity as she did to be tried in a court of law. It is important that his family gets justice. She can try to justify it as much as she wants, but she was wrong and she murdered him.
If the police officer were in imminent danger, then the action would have been justified. However, by all accounts, the officer was not in immediate danger, so the shooting was probably not justified. Police have a scary job, and many of them are really scared right now, so anyone pulled over needs to take extra precautions to do as told so as to avoid any potential negative fallout like this shooting.
When the gun does all the talking worth listening to is it any surprise that cops no longer get the respect they used to? If you can't get any justice in or out of court is anyone surprised at the result? When the billionaire mayor of NYC arrest 26 reporters in one day and gets a slap on the wrist with even the mass media refusing to make it front page news because nobody want's to hear it the entire country has gone deaf.