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