Saturday, 24 September 2016

Wife of black father killed by cops releases dramatic footage she filmed of his final moments



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.

'Drop the f***ing gun': Police officers can be heard telling Keith Scott to drop a gun; it has now been claimed a firearm found at the scene had Scott's DNA and fingerprints on it


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.'

Don't shoot! In the footage, Rakeyia, who commentates throughout, can be heard saying he has a traumatic brain injury and no gunShe can be heard saying: '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.'

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.

Later on Friday, a second video emerged, which showed the aftermath of the shooting from another angel

The cell phone footage, appears to have been taken by someone on a balcony in The Village at College Downs apartment complex

It is unclear what the officers are doing, but after noting Scott 'isn't moving' the woman filming says: 'And they still putting the handcuffs on him'


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