Dramatic new footage of the fatal encounter between Keith Lamont Scott and Charlotte police filmed by his own wife has been released by his family. The video, shows the moments immediately leading up to Scott's death as well as the aftermath. In the video, gunshots can be heard but his wife Rakeyia Scott appears to drop her phone at that moment, before regaining her composure and filming the aftermath of his death, with police searching his body.
Rakeyia, who apparently had come out of the apartment with a phone charger for her husband only to notice the scene, can be heard repeatedly saying: 'Don't shoot him, don't shoot him', claiming that he has 'no weapon.'
'He doesn't have a gun, he has a TBI [traumatic brain injury], he's not going to do anything to you guys, he just took his medicine.'
When he is shot, she screams at the cops: 'Did you shoot him? He better not be f***ing dead, he better not be f***ing dead'. Amazingly, she continues to film the scene, repeatedly saying: 'I know he better live.'
In the newly obtained footage, Scott doesn't appear to have a firearm near his person. This appears to contradict pictured that emerged on Thursday that appeared to show a gun at his feet. It is unclear when that photograph was taken.
The shooting sparked protests, which went on for the fourth night in a row early into Saturday morning.