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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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36 comments

  1. 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!

      • 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

        • 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.

        • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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 ?

    • 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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?

    • 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.

      • 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!

    • 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.

    • ‘our video analysis,’ lol. Yes im sure your crack team broke the case. I looks to me like he’s making the weapon he recovered safe. Can’t be sure, I guess we’ll see. I would think the man’s wife who was filming it would throw a fit if an officer dropped a random unknown weapon on the ground. In fact he drops and shuffles like three things in his hand. I can see why youd be suspicious, but I’m not.

        • No worries. This is a bad situation all around. The lack of leadership has created a vacuum for opportunists and a thirst for information from the community. You may be correct. Hang in there Charlotte.

  3. 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.

  4. You can hear the cops like 10 times say to drop the gun. I highly doubt they were saying that because they were hoping to shoot someone today! And the wife is screaming multiple times at her husband “don’t you do it” (don’t do what, I wonder?). But yeah obviously he did nothing wrong!

  5. 560 white people have been shot and killed by police in the last year, and yet we don’t feel a need to riot, burn down our neighborhoods, kill people or anything likewise…I wonder why that is?

  6. She was clearly telling Keith not to do something….maybe read the book. Keith, don’t read that book! Don’t do it, Keith, don’t read! They’ll shoot you!!!

  7. To knock knock, and anyone else that does not understand T.B.I. there is no idea on the actual timeline of Keith Lamont Scott having taken his medication. Therefore, if he was half conscious, and half in a tunnel of interpreting their statements, it’s not inconceivable nor unbelievable that the only voice he could here was his wife’s. The familiar waves resonated in his ear. He was in rapid motion of thought, slowed by his wife’s voice. There visual of Mr. Scott, and their interpretation of his next action is not relevant to hearing and responding to what was being said by Mrs. Scott. Diffuse and apprehend, also not relevant. They both made it very clear, that what was being said by Mrs. Scott, was of no importance.

  8. If the police weren’t over policing blacks in such a major way these killing would stop.

    Hey there has been 1000 heroin overdose deaths so far this year in MA. We can all agree that these deaths are from an illegal activity.. 80-90% of these deaths are white people. Way more deaths this year than murders in the ‘hood’ in Boston over the past 5 years. Yet the police hardly ever bother and harrass these white heroin sellers and users. Instead they are blanketing the hood with task force cops and throwing blacks in jail left and right.

  9. He must have been reaching for a human-street ape dictionary since he was clearly unable to follow simple instructions.

  10. Everyone look closely at where the gun appears on this video. The gun is not there in earlier frames then it suddenly appears at the end(review it slowly). I believe that this is why the body cam videos are not being released. they may show the officer in the red planting the gun. Please review and get the word out

    • Anonymous….. get the word out ? what word, the word that this man’s family is having a hard time dealing with the truth, that felon father/husband was illegally in possession of a firearm and didn’t follow police orders which cost him his life… is that the word you are talking about ?

      if you look closely you can see the officer scoot it over with his left foot at about 1:22-23 after keith scott has dropped the gun. same officer stands directly over it the remainder of the video. i don’t see a weapon planted, only an officer securing a weapon/evidence. this video does not support the family’s claim that he was reading a book or that he was unarmed.