Victim’s wife filmed Charlotte man being shot by police

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Cellphone video reportedly taken by the wife of Keith Lamont Scott emerged Friday following days of violence in Charlotte, N.C., after his fatal shooting by police.

The video shows Rakeyia Scott filming police as they arrive on the scene. She pleads with the police to not shoot Scott, and then films officers standing and kneeling over Scott after he has been shot.
{mosads}”Don’t shoot him, don’t shoot him. He has no weapon,” Rakeyia Scott is heard saying in the video, published by The New York Times and NBC News. The Times said the video was provided by lawyers for Scott’s family.

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

“Drop the gun! Drop the f—ing gun!” an officer is heard yelling multiple times in front of parked vehicles.

“He doesn’t have a gun, he has a T.B.I. [traumatic brain injury],” his wife says. “He is not going to do anything to you guys. He just took his medicine.”

Officers are heard multiple times telling Keith Scott to drop a weapon as his wife urges the man to get out of the vehicle before shots ring out. 

“Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him? He better not be f—ing dead,” his wife is heard saying. “He better live.”

The footage was released after police earlier Friday again refused to release body camera and dashboard video of the scene to the public.
A number of lawmakers have called for video to be released, though Charlotte officials have said the timing isn’t right.
Protests turned violent following the Tuesday shooting and have renewed focus on black men being fatally shot by police.
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