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December 7, 2016

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Erik Scott family buys 4 billboard ads seeking Costco video

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This billboard is being displayed today at four locations across the Las Vegas Valley.

Four billboard ads unveiled today around the Las Vegas Valley seek surveillance video — for a $25,000 reward — from the Costco in Summerlin the day Erik Scott was shot by Metro Police.

Family spokeswoman Lisa Mayo-DeRiso said the Scott family is offering the award to anyone who has a "valid, unaltered copy of the 'missing' Costco surveillance data." The footage between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. must include images of Scott's behavior inside the store as well as the shooting in the Costco foyer area involving three Metro Police officers.

During the coroner's inquest, which deemed the shooting of 38-year-old Scott justifiable, the Scott family disputed authorities' claim that video of the incident does not exist.

Costco store employees testified during the inquest in September that the video recorder was not properly working at the time of the shooting.

Scott was killed July 10 at the Costco in Summerlin after authorities say he pointed a gun at an officer, prompting three officers to shoot him. Costco employees had called police to report Scott acting erratically in the store.

After a six-day inquest that involved testimony from more than 50 witnesses, a jury found the three officers justified in shooting Scott, a medical device salesman and West Point graduate.

The billboard ads will be at U.S. 95 near Sunset Road, Tropicana Avenue near Decatur Boulevard, the Interstate 15 off-ramp near U.S. 95 and Rancho Drive, and Interstate 15 near Blue Diamond Road.

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