Video: Scott Family Releases Cellphone Footage Taken During Fatal Charlotte OIS

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.

M Scott 1

VIDEO: Scott Family Releases Cellphone Video Taken During Fatal Charlotte OIS

Footage released by the family of Keith Lamont Scott Friday shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of Scott in Charlotte.

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.

"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 from this video what preceded the shooting.

The killing of Scott, 43, sparked three nights of riots in which one man was shot and killed by another rioter, multiple officers were injured, civilians were attacked, property was damaged, and major highways were blocked.

In the two-minute, 12-second footage provided by the Scott family's attorney to NBC News, 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!"

"Keith, Keith, Keith — don't you do it!"

It's at that moment that gunshots can be heard.

About the Author
Page 1 of 2346
Next Page