Video from wife’s cell phone shows fatal encounter with police – WCNC.com
NBC News has obtained unsettling cell phone video that shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
The video was released to NBC News by Scott’s wife Rakeyia Scott. The cell phone video does not clearly show the exact moment Scott was shot by police on Tuesday.
Police said they had been searching for someone who had an outstanding warrant at The Village at College Downs complex on Old Concord Road when they saw Keith Lamont Scott leave his car holding a gun.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Scott got out, had a gun on him, and put the officers in imminent danger.
Officer Brentley Vinson shot Scott. Both men were African-American, a police official said.
Scott is seen on the pavement moments after the shots were fired and surrounded by officers.
“He better not be f—ing dead, he better not be f—ing dead,” Scott’s wife can be heard shouting at the police officers. “He better live, he better live!”
In the footage obtained by NBC News, Scott’s wife, Rakeyia Scott, can be heard saying, “Don’t shoot him, don’t shoot him” as police appear to converge on a white pick-up truck in the parking lot of a condominium complex. “He has no weapon — don’t shoot him!”
Rakeyia Scott can be heard in the video urging her husband to comply with the officers who had instructed her husband to “drop the gun, drop the gun.”
“Keith, don’t let them break the windows! Come on out of the car,” she can be heard yelling, “Keith, don’t do it!”
“Keith, Keith, Keith — don’t you do it!”
It’s at that moment that four gunshots can be heard, as Scott’s wife screams: “Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him?”
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