Graphic new body camera footage released by the Charlotte Police at the request of the family of Keith Lamont Scott shows the 43-year-old man bleeding, handcuffed and dying after he was shot at his apartment complex last month by Officer Brentley Vinson.
The 16-minute video begins before Scott was shot, but does not show the actual shooting.
Police say he was armed with a stolen gun, which was recovered at the scene. Attorneys for his family say the video footage released by police do not prove that he was holding the gun or that he threatened officers with it. Dashcam video shows the shooting, but it can not be seen clearly. You can watch that video here.
Vinson and other members of a task force were at the apartment complex to serve a warrant on another person when they say they saw Scott with marijuana and a gun in his truck. They confronted him and Scott was shot after he exited the vehicle. His wife witnessed the shooting and also recorded video, which you can watch here.
Warning: The video below is graphic.
Scott was shot on September 20. Other videos from the shooting were released four days later amid unrest in the North Carolina city.
“You see him handcuffed. You see a human being, a father, a husband, lose his life,” Bamberg said. “That is extremely hard to watch but that is the reality of these situations. He added it is a “perfect example of why law enforcement has to be sure before they pull the trigger, and why the use of deadly force has to always be a last resort and not a first resort.”
Vinson remains on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Scott’s death led to several days of protests, which at times turned violent, in Charlotte.
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