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Keith Lamont Scott: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Keith Lamont Scott. (Facebook)

A 43-year-old black man was fatally shot by police Tuesday afternoon at an apartment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina, sparking protests from members of the community.

The man identified as Keith Lamont Scott. His family says he was disabled.

The officer who shot Scott was identified Tuesday night as Officer Brentley Vinson, WJZY-TV reports.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Village at College Downs apartment complex on Old Concord Road just before 4 p.m.

Officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant, but the man who was shot was not the person they were attempting to take into custody. Police told the newspaper Scott was armed and a gun was recovered at the scene by detectives.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said the officers felt their lives were endangered and at least one officer shot Scott, the Observer reports.

Scott was taken to a local hospital, where he died, police said.

His family has disputed the police statements about the shooting, saying he was waiting for his son to come home from school when police arrived at the apartment complex and shot him.

Video filmed by his wife, which shows the events leading up to the shooting and the aftermath, but not the shooting itself, was released by Scott’s family. You can watch the video here.
Here’s what we know so far:


1. Police Say Scott ‘Posed an Imminent Deadly Threat,’ but His Family Says He Was Reading a Book When He Was Shot by an Undercover Cop

While footage recorded on police body and dashboard cameras remains unreleased amid protests calling for it to be made public, Keith Scott’s family released video on Friday that was recorded by his wife. In the video, which you can watch below, Rakeiya Scott can be heard pleading with police not to shoot her husband, saying he has a traumatic brain injury (which was suffered in a motorcycle crash) and just took his medicine.

Police can be heard telling Scott to drop a gun multiple times, while his wife tells him “not to do it,” though it is unclear what she is referencing.

The video does not show the actual shooting, but the shots can be heard.

Many questions about what happened remain unanswered, and police and the Scott’s family have both presented conflicting stories.

The shooting happened in the 9600 block of Old Concord Road at 3:54 p.m., the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a press release.

Police said the Metro Division Crime Reduction Unit was searching for a suspect with an outstanding warrant at The Village at College Downs apartment complex.

“Officers observed a subject inside a vehicle in the apartment complex,” police said in the press release. “The subject exited the vehicle armed with a firearm. Officers observed the subject get back into the vehicle at which time they began to approach the subject.”

“The subject got back out of the vehicle armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject,” police said.

Police said Officer Brentley Vinson fired the fatal shot.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said at a Wednesday morning press conference that Keith Lamont Scott refused orders to drop the gun he was holding. He said detectives found the gun “in close proximity” to Scott.

“The officers gave loud, clear verbal commands that were also heard by many of the witnesses,” Putney said. “They were instructing the subject, once he got out of the vehicle, to drop the weapon. Despite the verbal commands, Mr. Scott exited the vehicle as the officers continued to yell at him to drop it. He stepped out, posing a threat to the officers, and Officer Brentley Vinson subsequently fired his weapon, striking the subject.”

According to police, officers “immediately requested” a medic and “began performing CPR” after Scott was shot.

Scott was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Putney said the weapon was first seen when Scott exited the vehicle the second time. He also said he cannot say definitively that Scott pointed the gun at an officer.

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A screenshot from a video taken by Keith Lamont Scott’s daughter shows the scene where he was fatally shot in Charlotte, North Carolina.

But his family tells a different story. They say Scott was reading a book in his car while waiting for his son to be dropped off by a school bus. His brother told reporters that the officer who shot Scott was undercover and was in plainclothes.

His sister told reporters Scott did not have a gun:

But despite the family’s claims, police sources leaked a photo to local news reporters, claiming it shows a gun at the scene:

The supposed gun seen in photos leaked to the media does not appear in the video, but it is not clear if it was moved to the location near the sidewalk after the video recording ended.

On Wednesday, Putney, the city’s police chief said “it’s time to change the narrative. Because I can tell you from the facts, that the story is a little bit different as to how it’s been portrayed so far, especially through social media.”

Putney said “I can tell you a weapon was seized, a handgun, I can also tell you we did not find a book that was made reference to. We did find a weapon, and the witnesses corroborated it too, beyond just the officers.”

The chief also said the officer, Vinson, was in plainclothes, but had a vest on with CMPD and police on the front and back. Uniformed officers were also at the scene, Putney said.

The chief said he does not know if the gun was loaded. Officials have also not said if the gun was legally owned.

The shooting remains under investigation. Putney said he could not provide other details about the case because he did not want to jeopardize the investigation.

Video footage recorded at the scene has not been released. Scott’s family watched the video on Thursday.

“When he was shot and killed, Mr. Scott’s hands were by his side and he was slowly walking backwards,” his family said in a statement, adding he “did not aggressively approach them or raise his hands at members of law enforcement at any time. … It is impossible to discern from the videos what, if anything, Mr. Scott is holding in his hands.”

The family called for the video footage to be released to the public immediately.

Putney told the Charlotte Observer he believes the video shows the officer was justified.

“If I felt laws were broken, I would have taken action by now,” Putney said in an interview with the newspaper on Thursday, saying he means he would have filed charges.

At a press conference earlier Thursday, held before they watched the video, attorneys for Scott’s family said he did not own a gun, and did not habitually carry one, as far as they know.

Attorney Justin Bamberg also said Scott’s wife saw him get shot and it is “something she will never forget.”

He said the family still is not sure that there was a gun at the scene, and added that some witnesses still say Scott was holding a book.

Bamberg also represented the family of Walter Scott, no relation to Keith Scott, who was fatally shot by police in South Carolina. He is a legislator in South Carolina.

Sources told WBTV on Friday that the gun found near Scott had his fingerprints, DNA and blood on it, and was loaded.

Officials have still said they do not plan to release the body camera and dashboard camera footage at this time, though the city’s mayor has called for it to be released as soon as possible.

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2. Scott’s Daughter Live Streamed Video on Facebook After the Shooting & Protesters Took to the Streets Tuesday Night

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Keith Lamont Scott, right, with his wife and son. (GoFundMe)

Keith Lamont Scott’s daughter, Lyric Scott, streamed live video on Facebook from the scene of the shooting for about an hour Tuesday afternoon, showing confrontations with police and the raw emotions of a family who just lost a father and brother.

The video, which you can watch below (warning, it contains strong language), starts with the woman recording officers at the crime scene:

“The police just shot my daddy four times for being black,” she says. “They Tased him first and then shot him.”

More than 500,000 people have watched the video after the Tuesday afternoon shooting. The story quickly spread on social media, with #KeithLamontScott trending on Twitter and Facebook.

Dozens of people gathered at the scene of the shooting by Tuesday night to protest and call for justice. The protests continued into Wednesday morning, with some people turning violent, smashing patrol cars, throwing rocks at police officers and cars, and shutting down traffic on Interstate 85. Video from a local news station showed people looting semi-trucks and then setting the contents of the trucks on fire on the highway.’

Officers at the scene were wearing body armor during the standoff with community members, according to photos and videos from the scene, which you can watch here.

The police department said on Twitter that the “Civil Emergency Unit deployed to safely remove our officers from old concord. … Demonstrators surrounded our officers who were attempting to leave scene. A number of agitators have joined demonstrators.”

According to police, an officer “sustained injuries in an attempt to deescalate agitators during demonstration.” The injuries were not threatening, police said.

In a later tweet, police said, “Several officers injured tonight working to protect our community during demonstration.”

“I will continue to work with our manager & Chief on officer involved shooting. We are reaching out to community to ask for calm,” Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts tweeted.

Roberts extended condolences to Scott’s family at a Wednesday morning press conference, and asked the community to “wait until all information is available” before coming to conclusions about the shooting.

You can watch live video from the scene at the link below:

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3. Scott Was Married & the Father of 7 Children, His Family Says

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Keith Lamont Scott with his wife. (Facebook)

Scott was married with seven children and a “great man and great father,” a family member told Heavy. He was married for more than 20 years.

He waited at the bus stop every day for his son, according to his family.

His daughter said in her Facebook video that Scott was disabled.

Neighbors told the Charlotte Observer he walked with a cane and often had a book in his hand.

“He did the same things every day,” one neighbor told the newspaper. “I would see him with his cane. Either he sat in his truck there, or he sat up when it was time to get the kids off the bus. But he walked with a book, he sat in his car, quiet man.”

Her husband said Scott was a familiar site in the parking lot, walking laps and waiting in his truck near the entrance when school let out to wait on his children. “That man didn’t bother nobody.”

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article103265887.html#storylink=cpy

A GoFundMe account has been set-up to help his family.

Rakeyia Scott, his wife, said in a statement, “My family is devastated by the shooting death of my husband, Keith. Keith was a loving husband, father, brother and friend who will be deeply missed every day. As a family, we respect the rights of those who wish to protest, but we ask that people protest peacefully.”

His mother, Vernita Walker, told the Observer her son loved his family and was a “likable” person.

“He loved his wife and his children … And this was, they don’t want to say it, but a mama’s boy. Yes, he’s one of those. But he was a smart, young man,” she said, adding she still struggles to talk about him in past tense.

His attorney said he was seriously injured in an accident about a year ago, and suffered head trauma.

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4. The Officer Who Shot Scott Has Been Placed on Paid Leave, Police Say

The officer who shot Scott, Brentley Vinson, has been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy, according to a police press release. He is also black, according to WSOC-TV.

Vinson, 26, has been with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department since 2014. His father, Alex Vinson, is a private investigator in Charlotte who worked as a police officer and supervisor with the CMPD for 27 years before retiring as a sergeant.

The younger Vinson graduated from Charlotte’s Ardrey Kell High School in 2007 and then played college football at Liberty University after a post-graduate year at Fork Union Military School, according to his biography on Liberty’s website. He graduated from Liberty with a criminal justice degree.

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Brentley Vinson. (Liberty University)

The shooting was initially being investigated by the police department’s homicide unit, but it is now being lead by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

“As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, the Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate, but parallel, investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of the incident,” police said.

Officer Vinson was not wearing a body camera, but some of the officers at the scene were, police said. There is body camera footage from the scene, but Police Chief Kerr Putney said he has not seen all of the video yet.

“The videos that I have reviewed, I cannot see in totality everything that occurred,” Putney said.

He said investigators are still going through all the footage, including dashboard camera recordings, but said it is part of the investigation and cannot be released until that is completed.

North Carolina’s legislature recently passed a law, which was signed by Governor Pat McCrory, to restrict public access to police shooting videos.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday the Justice Department is “aware of” and is “assessing” the Charlotte shooting, NBC News reports.

Scott is the sixth person killed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in 2016, according to WSOC-TV. The district attorney’s office found the first five shootings to be justified, the news station reports.

The shooting also comes a year after a mistrial in the voluntary manslaughter case against Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer Randall Kerrick, who killed Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed 24-year-old former college football player in 2013. Ferrell had been in a car accident and was seeking help when he was shot.

The state declined to seek a retrial against Kerrick. The case sparked outrage in the community and has been referenced several times as a precursor to the anger that comes in the wake of Scott’s death.

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Brentley Vinson was identified as the Charlotte, North Carolina police officer who was involved in shooting Keith Lamont Scott.

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Officer Betty Shelby: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Betty Shelby, a Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer since 2011, has been identified as the cop who fatally shot Terence Crutcher on September 16.

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5. Scott’s Death Comes a Day After Bodycam Footage Was Released From a Controversial Oklahoma Police Shooting

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Terence Crutcher with his father. (Facebook)

The fatal shooting of Scott comes among heightened tensions over another shooting of a black man. Terence Crutcher , 40, was unarmed when he was killed by a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last Friday.

Videos recorded on police dashboard cameras and from a police helicopter were released Monday, leading to outrage. His family has called for the officer to be charged with murder, saying Crutcher was shot while his arms were raised in the air.

Officer Betty Shelby, who shot Crutcher, was placed on paid leave as the shooting is investigated by the Tulsa Police Department and the U.S. Justice Department.

Police say Crutcher did not listen to officers’ commands and Shelby’s attorney says he was reaching into his SUV, which had been abandoned in the middle of the road, when Shelby shot him. His family disputes the police version of events, saying Crutcher’s window was closed and he could not have been reaching into the vehicle.

Shelby has been charged with first-degree manslaughter.

You can read more about the shooting at the link below:

Terence Crutcher: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Terence Crutcher was fatally shot by Tulsa, Oklahoma, police Officer Betty Shelby after his car broke down Friday. Crutcher, 40, was unarmed, his family says.

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      • Stephen – me too. She said “Keith don’t you do it. Don’t let them break the windows, get out of the car. Don’t do it. Don’t do it.” It sounds like she’s telling her huband not to do something. Media hasn’t presenting anything information about who she was talking to or what she meant. Nor have they said they asked her (and she couldn’t speak because of the investigation) so in my mind, media is doing it’s usual sloppy job that they haven’t asker her yet.

    • Not fake, just not a gun. The officer in the white shirt was discarding gloves on the ground as they were giving first aid. Probably they were ripping. Officer in red handed him a pair at one point. It’s just a damn glove and the wife’s video shows that pretty clearly. If that was the gun you’d think the officers would have moved it away from him first thing of all.

  1. Cops hover over body and wisper to each other.
    They did not handcuff the suspect, clear the gun, or clear area.
    They look like they are colluding a cover up.

    • You are so right. Sometimes a bad cop will yell ” Drop the gun” when he or she knows there is no gun. so that a shooting will look justified.It is also a fact that many cops have dropped a “Throw-away” which is an unrelated gun, used by crocked cops ,to show that the suspect did have a gun before being shot. Crooked cops have had decades to come up with ways to cover themselves. As long as law enforcement cover for bad cops and the justice system, ie. prosecutors and the courts, protect bad cops American citizens must demand independent investigations of law enforcement.

      • So you believe the cop had full intent to kill him because he yelled “drop the gun” prior to firing? Cop; “I’m gonna put his lights out so I had better start yelling something about a gun now so my story holds water later on” Come one man. Seriously? Why would he yell that PRIOR to firing unless he saw or at least saw what he believed was a gun?

  2. Why can the cops release details of investigation (i.e. Details of the gun) and not release the videos.
    Oh that’s right, can’t release the videos so as not to impact the investigation or public perception.
    CMPD, through its cover up and lieing, has broken the social compact and should no longer be allowed to have the right to use deadly force.
    Also, it is clear there is no gun.

    • “lieing” “social compact” damn youre dumb. And that’s right, disarm Law Enforcement. Law of the jungle. The perp had a gun on his person and he refused to follow basic instruction. The cops displayed plenty of patience. If he suffered from a mental dissability, then his Family should have not allowed him to carry a gun. Or do you think that the young cop who shot him takes pleasure in shooting people. He shot him because he had to. Stop the irresponsible behaviour and reaction. Credibilty is running much thinner among the reactionary protesters than among the cops and others with basic commin sense

      • So you think people shouldn’t be allowed to carry a gun if they have a disability? Keep that in mind before you protest when the next legislation comes up.
        The cops didn’t have to shoot him. Not following “basic instructions” is not a capital offense and even if it were, it would be for a judge and jury to work out, not the police.
        You idiots who think it’s just fine for the police to kill someone for not following orders, wait until your teenage kid or grandkid isn’t following orders. You think they should get shot?

      • Even if all is accurate, and they were following policy…. The policy should have been to talk calmly to the perp in the car until he answered some basic questions and they knew he understood them. He wasn’t an immendent danger while in the car. So it’d be a good time to ask – what’s your name? Do you have any medical conditions? Do you have a gun (whether he’s truthful or not, it tells him police are interested in his gun). Then “we need you to come out of the car with your hands visible in the air, do you understand us?” And repeat that for an hour if need be. There was no reason to demand he come out of the car, until they have more information from him.

      • Judging from your statement: (which sounds very dumb to me) we must all trust everything a cop says or ‘disarm Law Enforcement. Law of the jungle.” Do you think that No cop ever lied or is your opinion that no cop ever lied after killing a black man? As for the family not allowing him to carry a gun they say that he did not have a gun making your statement dumb as well. Normally I do not use call words like “stupid” but when one deals with crap they have to get their hands dirty. LESSON: Do not call others dumb unless you want to be called “dumb”!

  3. Cops are known to carry around “throw down” guns in case they shoot someone they claim had a gun. After shooting someone and it turns out that person didn’t have a gun, the cops will then toss down an unregistered gun near the body.

  4. The common factor in all these shootings is the antique techniques used by these law enforcement departments. These cops are mere constables and do not have the training or mental fortitude of police special teams. Beat cops should not have the power to exercise lethal force.

  5. The common factor in all these shootings is the antique techniques used by these law enforcement departments. These cops are mere constables and do not have the training or mental fortitude of police special teams. Beat cops should not have the power to exercise lethal force.

    • Those who brainwashed her should apologize- just cut her some slack- offer her a balanced perspective if you can and hope she does better with it if she can

    • She was a piece of ghetto rathead work from the beginning. She stirred up a massive riot intentionally. Had she conducted herself more professionally the initial chaos would not have happened. And if you cant control the way you grieve then take your ass indoors away from everyone.

  6. hey here’s an idea. whEn given commands by police maybe you should follow them. had buddy listened he would lot have been shot. same with the 99% of other black males shot by police. Whether you agree with the police demands or not. follow them. being falsely arrested and released is better then being shot dead.

    • How waa he suppose to know they were cops when they where in plain cloths and the uniform officer didnt arrive on the scene till after plain cloths ran up on this guy

    • So you think one’s constitutional rights are waived if you don’t follow police orders? What if the commands by the police are illegal? What if the officer is commanding you to blow him? Has it not occurred to you that the police might sometimes give bad commands and that there shouldn’t be ANY punishment for not following such a command, let alone being shot. The police need to devise a different response. Citizens who have not been shown guilty of, and increasingly we see people who aren’t even suspected of, a crime should not be treated like dogs and shot for not obeying. What kind of un-American fifth column are you?

  7. Regardless of the outcome, it is clear Charlotte, vis a vis Tulsa, is severely lacking in leadership skills. I mean they really cocked this up. Too unfortunate for their citizens.

  8. I DON’T BELIEVE WHAT THE NEWS AND POLICE IS SAYING,I HATE TO JUDGE,BUT I DON’T TRUST THEM,I’M SCARE OF THE VERY ONES THAT WE ARE PAYING TO PROTECT US IS KILLING US,I’M A BLACK MOTHER OF FOUR, AND LIKE OTHER PARENT’S I HAVE FEARS WHEN MY KID’S LEAVE MY HOUSE I ASK MYSELF,IS THIS GOING TO BE MY LAST TIME SEEING THEM,WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR, THIS BEEN HAPPENING FOR CENTURIES,BUT NOW OTHER RACES CAN SEE THE LIES THAT HAD BEEN HIDDEN FROM THE PUBLIC EYES! THANK “GOD” FOR CELL PHONE’S

  9. I ALSO BELIEVE THE LADY THAT SEEN THE SHOOTING,SHE SAID HE HAD A BOOK NOT A GUN,AND THAT THE POLICE WAS WHITE AND BALD,THEN 17 min AFTER THE SHOOTING A BLACK POLICE WAS PUT IN THE POLICE CAR AS IF HE DID THE SHOOTING,IT’S A COVER UP,THEY HAVE TO KEEP THEIR CODE,”BLUE CODE” THEY SUPPOSE TO PROTECT EACH OTHER,I THINK THIS IS WHY YOU SEE BLACK POLICE CRYING,CAUSE THEY HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE COVER UP’S!

    • Witness who doesn’t know the color of the person is more likely wrong than that it’s a coverup. Witnesses in fast instances are, studies have shown, frequently wrong. It’s a huge problem with our legal system.

  10. Well now knowing the facts of the case, I’d say this whole article is terrible. Rioting and beating white people are the worst things you could possibly do in wake of a situation involving 2 BLACK PEOPLE.

    • Where is that information from that he was a prior convict? I haven’t heard it anywhere. It’s like media doesn’t want to tell us actual facts surrounding the situation. But this would be important info.

  11. Gun is quite clearly there for all to see. If this guy didn’t want to get shot, maybe he should have complied with law enforcement like everybody else does!!!!!!!

  12. The police were putting on and dropping black medical gloves. I think everyone is speculating it is a gun when it could be a glove.

  13. PLAY THIS VIDEO ON THE HIGHEST RESOLUTION AT 0.25 SPEED AND WATCH THE BLACK COPS LEFT LEG CAREFULLY!

    At 1:58, the white cop uses his left hand to reach into his left leg pocket to hand the black cop a pair of gloves. Then seconds later between 2:01 and 2:03 you will only just see a handgun (to the right side of the video and nearly out of shot entirely) hit the black cops left leg around knee height before falling to the ground!

    I believe that the white cop in the red shirt throws the handgun from his right pants pocket after retrieving it at the same time as he handed the black cop the gloves from his left pants pocket so as to create the illusion that he was just pulling gloves out of his left pants pocket and not a handgun out of his right pants pocket as well.

    At 2:03, you can see the black cop putting on these gloves. Then at 2:10 the white cop picks up the handgun with his right hand whilst keeping his left arm and hand close to his stomach (holding onto a pair of gloves himself).

    At 2:12, the black cop throws the gloves off that he just put on and the bold white cop on his knees on the left side of the victim then begins cutting off the victim’s shirt before later turning the victim over onto his side and then, presumably, his back.

    Between 2:13 and 2:16, the white cop places his right hand (the one he just used to pick up the handgun) into his right pants pocket and then puts gloves on BOTH hands indicating that he placed the handgun in his right pocket!

    At 2:25, the black cop picks up the gloves he threw onto the ground only 13 seconds earlier (note that he also has another new pair of gloves whilst doing this).
    I THOUGHT THIS SORT OF STUFF ONLY HAPPENED IN THE MOVIES AND I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SAY THIS, BUT THE HANDGUN WAS DEFINITELY PLANTED!

    Regards,

    Evan S. Campbell (Tasmania, Australia).

    • Sorry Evan, but watch it again at same resolution….at 1.23 when the wife starts running over to the scene, look on the ground behind the cop in the red and you will see the gun. At 1.25 he steps back and guards the gun, standing over it…look beside his left foot/ankle. He does not move his left leg from there. A couple of times you see him lean over, take a step with his right leg, but never moving his left foot, keeping it firmly planted by the weapon. You can even see the shadow of the gun by his left heel. Protocol, I believe, in situations like this to keep the weapon secure until the scene is secure.

  14. PLAY THIS VIDEO ON THE HIGHEST RESOLUTION AT 0.25 SPEED AND WATCH THE BLACK COPS LEFT LEG CAREFULLY!

    At 1:58, the white cop uses his left hand to reach into his left leg pocket to hand the black cop a pair of gloves. Then seconds later between 2:01 and 2:03 you will only just see a handgun (to the right side of the video and nearly out of shot entirely) hit the black cops left leg around knee height before falling to the ground!

    I believe that the white cop in the red shirt throws the handgun from his right pants pocket after retrieving it at the same time as he handed the black cop the gloves from his left pants pocket so as to create the illusion that he was just pulling gloves out of his left pants pocket and not a handgun out of his right pants pocket as well.

    At 2:03, you can see the black cop putting on these gloves. Then at 2:10 the white cop picks up the handgun with his right hand whilst keeping his left arm and hand close to his stomach (holding onto a pair of gloves himself).

    At 2:12, the black cop throws the gloves off that he just put on and the bold white cop on his knees on the left side of the victim then begins cutting off the victim’s shirt before later turning the victim over onto his side and then, presumably, his back.

    Between 2:13 and 2:16, the white cop places his right hand (the one he just used to pick up the handgun) into his right pants pocket and then puts gloves on BOTH hands indicating that he placed the handgun in his right pocket!

    At 2:25, the black cop picks up the gloves he threw onto the ground only 13 seconds earlier (note that he also has another new pair of gloves whilst doing this).
    I THOUGHT THIS SORT OF STUFF ONLY HAPPENED IN THE MOVIES AND I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SAY THIS, BUT THE HANDGUN WAS DEFINITELY PLANTED!

    Regards,

    Evan S. Campbell (Tasmania, Australia).

  15. The women in the video says Kieth don’t do it clearly she knew something was up she also said later that the black cop didn’t show up till 10 mins after the shooting when u can clearly see a black officer on the scene the daughter later stated they tased him b4 shooting him which clearly didn’t happen a black cop shot an armed man who spent time in prison for a shooting so the black communities answer to this is to riot an harm innocent people wow when is enough gonna be enough

  16. I’m so tired of this crap these ghetto ass criminals getting shot for not following simple orders it was his own fault he got shot then the media makes it out to be racially motivated when a black cop shot him now there are very good black men and women out there but these ghetto trash people are all criminals they want cops to put they’re guns down and put they’re lives at risk so they can freely commit crimes with no repercussions they are raised from birth to be criminals listen to they’re music I mean really listen to the lyrics they’re “culture is built on guns violence and drugs its a badge of honor to go to prison and we’re not supposed to be rasist of a culture of criminals its ridiculous wake up America this isn’t going away these thugs are breeding at an alarming rate living off our tax dollars and robbing us I personally was shot twice in a robbery they got five dollars that was in my pocket after shooting me twice 5$ if u ask me cops should be shooting more not less

  17. Thanks for “The 5 Fast you need to know” but your story clearly missed a very important FACT which can not be deputed and that is “North CAROLINA IS AN OPEN CARRY STATE!” That means Open Carry for Black men as well as White men. Also all police must be trained how to deal with DISABLED persons especially those who are affected with TBI, PTSD, depression, deftness, diminished mental capacity as well as other disabilities which can all interfere with a citizen’s ability to correctly respond to an officer’s verbal commands. Far too many disabled people including our veterans who were disabled through their selfless service protecting America.

    Sign me :A disabled Vietnam veteran who is an old white man from Alabama who march in the Confederate Uniform of his high school band at George Wallace’s inauguration in 1963 as well marched in the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.