WATCH: Keith Lamont Scott ‘Shooting Video’ Filmed by Wife
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WATCH: Keith Lamont Scott ‘Shooting Video’ Filmed by Wife

A cell phone video filmed by Rakeyia Scott, wife of the slain Keith Lamont Scott, does not show the shooting of her husband but shows the moments leading up to it. Gunfire is heard on camera.

Watch it above.

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. on September 20.

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.

The video begins with Rakeyia Scott filming the parking lot, saying, “Don’t shoot him. He has no weapon.”

A police car then drives by with lights on. In the distance, a man can be heard yelling, “Drop the gun. Drop the f**cking gun.”

Mrs. Scott then says, “He doesn’t have a gun. He has a TBI. He’s not going to do anything to you guys.” A TBI is a “traumatic brain injury.”

She then attempts to urge her husband to comply with officers, telling the unseen Mr. Scott, “Keith, don’t let them break the windows! Come on out of the car… Keith, don’t do it! Keith, Keith, Keith — don’t you do it!”

Multiple gunshots are then heard.

Off-camera, Mrs. Scott can be heard shouting, “He better not be f**king dead, he better not be f**king dead.”

It is unclear what Mrs. Scott was telling her husband not to do.

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.

A photo released by NBC appears to show a gun, stated to be Mr. Lamont’s, at the scene.

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Christina

I would just like to know if he wasn’t doing anything wrong why did she continuously yell at him don’t do it? Right after that you hear the gunshots what was he doing that she was telling him don’t do it?

Anonymous

She is telling him not to resist or do anything that could escalate the situation. As a man who has had a traumatic brain injury, she probably has phrases which she uses to help get his attention. That and the fact she was panicking as any sane person would be panicked. She also asks if the police have been called when she means ambulance. Her instinctual reaction was to say ‘police’ as in, the good guys, as she watched her husband murdered. I’m pretty biased: I can’t stand watching Americans of color getting gunned down for breathing in front of racists cops, including cops of color who are participating in a racist cop culture.

Sue Ellen

Dude, for real, try getting your information from something you actually have to read instead of just watching TV! First~saying “Americans of color” makes you sound like a white person that’s afraid to say black people. Second~research police shootings for 2015 in this country & find that over 800 white people were killed by the police versus over 400 black people. Then look further to find that over 50% of violent crimes in this country are committed by black people (who make up only 13% of our population). A lot less black people are getting “gunned down” by police than white people. Try looking up from the TV every now & then!

Yank

the black turd is a career criminal, a felon that’s served 7 years in prison for agg assault with a deadly weapon and victimizes women and children.
he’s a turd that should have been flushed long ago.

Knock Knock

I heard drop the gun I don’t 8-10 times! Traumatic Brain Injury so this is the only day this man had issues understanding simple instructions! Tragic situation you are holding a gun and Police Officers have weapons pointed at you drop the gun because if you flinch or scratch your ass if they think you are raising that weapon you’re done! If you have loved one with a T.B.I. why have a weapon within their reach!

Anonymous

Yes if you freeze 2:01 you can see the tip of an object in midair on the right side of the screen and then a gun appears on the ground. What’s that all about? dear

Yank

lol, so some career criminal vermin got whacked. Everyone should celebrate with a flush and a shot–all the pun intended.

“career criminal thug had been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in two different states and convicted of assault in three states. He had been hit with “assault with intent to kill” charges in the 90s. His record of virtue included “assault on a child under 12” and “assault on a female. and spent 7 years in prison for aggravated assaurt witrh a deadly weapon”

Great shooting cops. Carry on.

Tired of blm

I say Amen as well
She did not care about her man anyway , if my man had been shoot like that and she was saying he did not have a gun I would be over there checking on my man , he is dead and now she is trying to get rich with wrongful death money I hope she stays oppressed

Anonymous

If you listen at 2:01 or 2:02 you can hear a metallic object hit the pavement. Sounds like a gun drop to me.

Anonymous

It standard proceedure to secure a suspects weapon on the secene by dropping the mag and reversing the slide in locked position. I cant be sure but it looks like thats what he was doing.

Anonymous

In the photos later on you see the gun loaded and cocked. I thought the same thing at first…

Anonymous

Was told to drop his gun 11 times before police shot him. The video even shows his wife backing away before the shooting started – she knew he had a gun and didn’t want to accidentally get shot as well. What you see hit the ground was likely the wrapper of the bandage the officer was trying to open to help provide him first aid. Another one hits the ground at around 2:13. Come on man. Stop the conspiracy theories.

Anonymous

Oh never mind it was extra rubber gloves – the officer was putting on rubber gloves.

yvonnelauterbach

the officer in red has just handed him a pair of protective gloves and one of them drops to the ground. you can see the black officer putting them on and then reaching down to pick up the one he dropped. as well, earlier in the video right after the shooting occurs, at 1:22-23 the same officer in red slides the gun that mr. lamont dropped with his left foot and then continues to stand over it for the remainder of the video. i am curious if this is shortened video that the family supplied… just a clip ?

Anonymous

you can see what looks like it could be a gun on the pavement in this video as the wife walks up then the officer in the red shirt straddles the gun and keeps his left foot planted next to it the entire time. terrible tragedy.

Anonymous

police use tear gas in crowds. Don’t mow protestors down for non-compliance. Why can’t they get some gas into the car and force him out without having to end his life at 41?
There has to be some non-lethal method of ending that situation without utilizing the spray of bullets technique. Hows ’bout talking to the wife? How about standing down for a
few minutes and discussing the situation? Remember when you were 3 years old and people would tell you to “use your words”. If instead of instant escalation they had discussed
what to do to avoid bloodshed it may not have led to a result that disgusts the nation. I choose discussed over disgust.

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