Video: Charlotte Shooting Footage Shows Fatal Encounter Between Police, Keith Lamont Scott

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Unsettling footage obtained by NBC News shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The video, taken by Scott’s wife, does not clearly show the exact moment he was shot by police on Tuesday. Scott is seen on the ground surrounded by police officers moments after the shots were fired.

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“He better not be f—ing dead, he better not be f—ing dead,” Rakeyia Scott can be heard shouting at the officers. “He better live, he better live!” It is not clear what preceded the shooting.

The killing of Scott, 43, sparked three nights of fiery protests and violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. Activists and the Scott family have pressed city officials to release bodycam or dashcam footage of the fatal encounter.

Image: Keith Lamont Scott A police officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, 43, near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. via Facebook.

In the two-minute, 12-second footage provided by the Scott’s family attorney to NBC News, Rakeyia Scott can be heard saying, “Don’t shoot him, don’t shoot him” as police appear to converge on a white pick-up truck in the parking lot of a condominium complex. “He has no weapon — don’t shoot him!Here’s what we know about the shooting:

Police arrived at The Village at College Downs complex near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to search for someone else with an outstanding warrant. Officers said they saw Scott holding a handgun as he exited his car and returned to his vehicle. He then exited again as officers approached him and became threatening, police said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said three officers at the scene were wearing bodycams, although the officer who fired the fatal shot was not.

Protesters have demanded that police release their videos, but Putney has refused, saying that he didn’t want to jeopardize the investigation. The State Bureau of Investigation is leading a review into the shooting.

Putney said Thursday that the videos he has seen don’t show “absolute, definitive, visual evidence” that Scott pointed a gun at the officers.”

Rakeyia Scott can be heard urging her husband to comply with the officers who had instructed her husband to “drop the gun, drop the gun.”

“Keith, don’t let them break the windows! Come on out of the car,” she can be heard yelling, “Keith, don’t do it!”

Here’s what You Must know about the shooting:

Police arrived at The Village at College Downs complex near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to search for someone else with an outstanding warrant. Officers said they saw Scott holding a handgun as he exited his car and returned to his vehicle. He then exited again as officers approached him and became threatening, police said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said three officers at the scene were wearing bodycams, although the officer who fired the fatal shot was not.

Protesters have demanded that police release their videos, but Putney has refused, saying that he didn’t want to jeopardize the investigation. The State Bureau of Investigation is leading a review into the shooting.

Putney said Thursday that the videos he has seen don’t show “absolute, definitive, visual evidence” that Scott pointed a gun at the officers.

CREDIT: NBC News