Lyric Scott: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Lyric Scott

Lyric Scott (Facebook/keirramsprettybabe.scott)

Lyric Scott is the daughter of the black man, Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot to death by police on September 20 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The woman said her father was only reading a book when he was shot, and she put a live video on Facebook following the shooting.

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

Officers were reportedly at the scene to serve a warrant to someone other than Scott, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. She Said Her Dad Was Shot Because He’s Black

Keith Lamont Scott, right, is seen here with his son and wife. (Gofundme)

Keith Lamont Scott, right, is seen here with his son and wife. (Gofundme)

43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, the father of Lyric, was fatally shot by police Tuesday afternoon at an apartment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“The police just shot my daddy four times for being black,” Lyric said on Facebook live.

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

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.

“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.

However, the police chief said he could not be sure by a video he observed if Scott was indeed pointing a gun. You can watch his speech at a news conference below:

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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:

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

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

“Detectives recovered the firearm the subject was holding at the time of the shooting at the scene,” police said. “Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses who witnessed the accident.”

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2. She Went on Facebook Live After the Shooting & Said Her Father Had No Gun

Lyric used Facebook Live to express herself after her father was shot. Her voice is full of anguish and she can be heard yelling profanity at police for shooting her dad.

Lyric can also be heard stating Scott was reading a book and had no gun. “My daddy had no m****in gun,” she said. “They shot him four times and tasered him.”

In the video she told the police to quit following her, and threatened to “give them a reason” to follow her.

Lyric also said her father “was definitely disabled.” She insisted the only reason her father was shot was because he’s black.

The video had more than 500,000 views by Tuesday evening.

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3. The Officer Who Shot Her Dad Is Also Black

Brentley Vinson (Liberty University)

Brentley Vinson (Liberty University)

Brentley Vinson was identified as the Charlotte police officer who fired the fatal shot that killed Scott.

According to The Charlotte Observer, police said in a statement that they had gone to a parking complex to serve a warrant.

Once there, they “approached the man after he got back into the vehicle. The man got out again armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers, who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject,” police said in a statement, according to the newspaper.

Scott’s brother told reporters that the officer who shot Scott was undercover and was in plainclothes, not a uniform. Police have not confirmed or denied that detail.

Vinson, 26, was placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy, according to a police press release. He has been with the police department since 2014.

The shooting is being investigated by the department’s homicide unit, not an outside agency.

“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.

Authorities have not said if the shooting was captured on dashboard or body cameras. No eyewitness video of the shooting had emerged as of Tuesday night.

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4. She Said F**k the Police at a Protest

Dozens of people attended a protest to demand justice not only for Scott, but for others they believed have been wrongfully killed in police-involved shootings.

“They shot my daddy, that’s what happened, they shot my daddy,” Lyric said in the video above at a protest. “F**k the police,” she continually said.

People can be heard in the background giving Lyric advice and telling her to “document everything.”

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 posted to Twitter:

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.

The Charlotte Observer reported that 12 officers were hurt during the protest.

The newspaper reported at least one police vehicle being vandalized, and said an officer was hit in the head by a rock.

Tear gas was deployed to try and disperse the crowd.

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5. People Are Blaming Her for the Riots

Some are taking to social media to question Lyric and blame her for inciting the riots that ensued.

“Charlotte media is reporting dash cam shows Keith Scott charged at police holding a gun NOT a book. His daughter LIED & incited riot!,” Jeff Kuhner said on Twitter.

“Keith Scott’s daughter Lyric should be in jail for inciting and for lying against the CMPD,” Loy Arrington tweeted.

Others are showing their support for the woman.

“His daughter wasn’t wrong when she said they messed with the wrong family. #LyricScott set it right off,” Loralei tweeted.

Nickey Torrence posted to Facebook:


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  1. Forgiveness and love your neighbor as yourself is the greatest commandment that people need to remember. The bible says if you don’t love them you don’t know God . Also people need to respect those in authority – they need to support the police who are often protecting us from evil . It is true much racism exists today , and always will . But as I Listen to the tones of the protesters, the vulgar obscenities being screamed I am saddened . These protestors want to vent their anger – they are not peace makers – Life is changed one person at a time – often by small acts of kindness – these protesters are killing police and trouble makers – beware of those who seek violence . Proverbs 1:10 “My son , if sinners entice you , do not willingly consent . 11. If they say , “come walk with us lets lie in wait for blood – 15 .my son , don’t walk in the way with them : keep your foot off their path . -6.their feet are rushing toward evil ; they are hurrying to shed blood . ” This proverb is warning young men to beware of a certain type of person . Are you a peacemaker ? Many years ago a situation was created where black people were sold for money – some were sold by their own people-they were sold to many different countries not just America . America purchased many of these slaves for the purpose of building a new country in uncharted land . Once Slavery was abolished these people were not given equal rights as other people . Today black people have equal rights – but there is is still issues of prejudice on both sides which are unfair. Racism will always exist within every culture. It happens white on white black on black and everything else . It always has been and always will be . There is nothing new under the sun . The way to bring change is one relationship at a time – forgive the past let it go. Now tomorrow the bible says in Colossiana 3 :12 let Christ’s peace have final say in your hearts , to which indeed , you were called as parts of one body. And be thankful. ” God has blessed this great country – we need to be thankful for that ! People are angry for many reasons and these protests are fueled by bitterness and evil . This is not the way to peace and fairness ! Many will not read this and many will call it foolish because it is about Gods word which our country has largely turned away from . But it is the answer and maybe people will only turn to God when we have sunk so low we have to look up. COLOSSIANS 3:16 “Let Christ word dwell in you richly , as you teach and counsel yourselves as wisely as possible , and as you sing psalms , hymns and spiritual songs with grace in your hearts toward God .

  2. Philippians 4: 8 finally brothers , whatever is true , whatever Is serious , Whatever is just , whatever is pure , whatever is lovely , whatever is of good repute , if there is anything morally excellent , and if there is anything praiseworthy , focus your thinking on these things .

    • You know – I was talking about where all the unfairness began . Life is unfair. We all have unfair things happen and we need to move past and love our enemies – – there is joy and peace to be found in walking with the ways of God – but maybe you are on to something . Scripture tells us we are to have the mind of Christ. You certainly with your language are far from Gods way of thinking . And you just broke one of the 10 commandments – life will go better for you if you just start there seeking how to communicate with others . 7“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

  3. Lyric has lied and incited a riot that is still continuing. I believe that is a criminal offense. As a result of her actions people have been injured and shot. Why isn’t she in custody?

    • Exactly. The black officer doing his job, the police chief who said it looks like a legitimate shoot, the “book” that was disguised as a gun. Hmmm. Maybe her daddy committed Suicide by Cop, especially if his many children were as foul-mouthed as Lyric is? She definitely should be arrested for inciting a riot.

  4. Wait -you just called that person Bozo? This is what we are talking about – respect – if you want people to listen to you learn how to be respectful – I was talking to a family member today – he was saying how many other nations view Americans as disrespect ! This comes from an “entitled attitude ” the opposite of humility – show Humility rather than anger to get people to listen to you

  5. Why does anyone need to know ANYTHING about this dumb twat who apparently has a limited vocabulary and even more limited intelligence. Her hour long rant of expletives and gross mischaracterizations just serves to act as evidence to the liklihood that her father probably did ignore lawful commands by the police and suffered the consequences. APples rarely fall far from the tree. Jus tlook at the idiot uncle, as well. A family full of thugs. She should be in jail. No great loss to Charlotte or humanity.

    • She is probably just like her father…respect is a term I’m sure none of her family is familiar with. One hour and she showed the limit of her vocabulary and her aptitude. I’m sure without knowing anything about her father I could guess he had a lengthy criminal history…I could be wrong but I’m guessing I’m not.

  6. Stop to immature communication – stop the disrespect – stop calling others names – Lyric was hurt and sad and no excuse for her vulgar language – but many replies here show so much ignorance and hate in how to respond to others – if you talk to the people you know and love like this when things don’t go your way you have issues that only God can help you with ! Seek him and stop the hate !

  7. You are disrespectful and I am sure it causes you many issues in life ! I am not afraid as Jesus goes before me ! He is King of kings and lord over all this ! Get to know him ! He can help you be kinder and show true solicitousmess to those whom you think you don’t agree with ! Which is essence is the root of all this trouble –

  8. For those who read the crude reply pay no attention
    Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. – Proverbs 26:4