Video: Charlotte shooting of Keith Scott filmed by wife, released by family lawyers

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Lawyers for the family of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Tuesday, released cell phone video of the incident captured by his wife.

The video appears to show the moments leading up to and immediately following the incident, but not the actual shooting. 

WARNING: Video contains graphic footage.

WARNING: Video contains graphic footage. Viewer discretion is advised.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Scott refused to drop a weapon that was later recovered at the scene. But in the two-minute clip, Rakeyia Scott can be heard telling the officers that her husband is not armed and suffers from a traumatic brain injury (T.B.I).

She also pleads with Scott to get out of the vehicle. The footage was provided both to NBC News and The New York Times by the family’s attorneys, Justin Bamberg and Eduardo Curry.

Transcript:
(WARNING: Graphic Language)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer: “Hands up!”

Rakeyia Scott: “Don’t shoot him. Don’t shoot him. He has no weapon. He has no weapon. Don’t shoot him.”

Officer: “Don’t shoot. Drop the gun. Drop the fucking gun.”

Scott: “Don’t shoot him. Don’t shoot him.”

Officer: “Drop the gun.”

Scott: “He didn’t do anything.”

Officer: “Drop the gun. Drop the gun.”

Scott: “He doesn’t have a gun. He has a T.B.I. [traumatic brain injury].”

Officer: “Drop the gun.”

Scott: “He is not going to do anything to you guys.”

Scott: “He just took his medicine.”

Officer: “Drop the gun. Let me get a f–king baton over here.” [muffled]

Scott: “Keith, don’t let them break the windows. Come on out the car.”

Officer: [inaudible]

Officer: “Drop the gun.”

Scott: “Keith! Don’t you do it.”

Officer: “Drop the gun.”

Scott: “Keith, get out the car. Keith! Keith! Don’t you do it! Don’t you do it! Keith!”

Officer: “Drop the gun.”

Scott: “Keith! Keith! Keith! Don’t you do it!”

[SHOTS]

Scott: “F–k. Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him? He better not be f–king dead. He better not be f–king dead. I know that f–king much. I know that much. He better not be dead. I’m not going to come near you. I’m going to record, though. I’m not coming near you. I’m going to record, though. He better be alive because … I come…”

Scott: “You better be alive. How about that? Yes, we here, over here at 50… Fifty? 9453 Lexington Court. These are the police officers that shot my husband, and he better live. He better live. Because he didn’t do nothing to them.”

Officer: “Is everybody good? Are you good?”

Scott: “He good. Nobody … touch nobody, so they’re all good.”

Officer: “You good?”

Scott: “I know he better live. I know he better live. How about that? I’m not coming to you guys, but he’d better live. He better live. You all hear it, you see this, right? He better live.”

Officer: [inaudible]

Scott: “He better live. I swear, he better live. Yep, he better live. He better f–king live. He better live. Where is…He better f–king live, and I can’t even leave the damn…I ain’t going nowhere. I’m staying in the same damn spot. What the fuck. That’s O.K. did you all call the police? I mean, did you all call an ambulance?”

Source: New York Times

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