NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Friday, September 23, 2016, 1:32 PM
The wife of Keith Lamont Scott filmed the encounter with Charlotte, N.C. police that led to the 43-year-old black man’s death in broad daylight.
Scott’s wife released the cellphone video on Friday to NBC News, which shows the moment leading up to and after the fatal police shooting. His wife, Rakeyia Scott, can be heard on the video pleading with officers not to shoot her husband and insiting that “he has no weapon.”
“Don’t shoot!” the distraught woman can be heard yelling towards officers.
Police repeatedly yell “Drop the gun!” before the pops of four gunshots ring out, killing Scott.
Released video shows the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“Did you shoot him?” Rakeyia Scott yells. “He better be alive!”
Scott’s wife released the video as Charlotte police continue to withhold dashcam footage that shows the fatal shooting. Rakeyia Scott’s cellphone video does not have a direct view of the shooting and does not reveal whether or not Scott was armed, a crucial point of contention in the police account of events.
Police have insisted that Scott was armed and wouldn’t drop his weapon before he was killed.
Keith Scott was fatally shot September 20, 2016, by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. police officer Brentley Vinson in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Family and witnesses dispute this account, saying he was reading a book while waiting for his son to get off the bus.
This is a developing story. Check back in for updates.