Video of the shooting Keith Lamont Scott being shot has been released. You can watch the video below. This video was shot by Scott’s wife. It contains strong language.
NBC News released the footage that shows the moments leading up to the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the first of many videos of the incident that will are soon to be released.
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The footage was by Scott’s wife. It doesn’t clearly show the violence, though it does show her efforts to convince officers on the scene that her husband doesn’t have a gun, and that he has a brain condition.
“Keith, don’t let them break the windows! Come on out of the car,” she yells, “Keith, don’t do it!”
“Keith, Keith, Keith — don’t you do it!”
It’s at that moment that four gunshots ring out. Scott’s wife screams: “Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him?”
The video does show Scott on the ground immediately after the shots were fired. He is surrounded by officers.
“He better not be f—ing dead, he better not be f—ing dead,” Rakeyia Scott shouts at the officers. “He better live, he better live!”
There is no indication of what led to the interaction itself, or why Rakeyia Scott was on scene so quickly.
Rakeyia Scott can be heard urging her husband to comply with the officers who had instructed her husband to “drop the gun, drop the gun.”
Scott’s death at the hands of police, and the outcry of the family who insisted that he only had a book in his hand, touched off three nights of violent protests in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Black Lives Matter movement and other protestors have accused the police of withholding the videos to protect the wrongdoing of their officers.
No word yet on how the release of this video will accelerate the release of the actual bodycam footage.