CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The wife of Keith Lamont Scott videotaped the encounter between her husband and police on Tuesday. Footage from the incident was initially obtained by news outlets.
The event took place in their apartment complex Tuesday afternoon. Scott’s family says he was waiting on one of his children to return home from school when police showed up to serve someone else a warrant and the incident occurred.
WARNING: Video contains profanity and graphic images
The family’s lawyer says Rakeyia Scott came out of the apartment and saw the shooting, according to The New York Times.
The cell phone video opens with Rakeyia plea to the police to not shoot her husband.
“Don’t shoot him; don’t shoot him. He has no weapon; he has no weapon,” she’s overheard saying.
In the background, police are overheard telling Keith to drop the gun while she tells her husband to comply with their demands.
“Keith, don’t let them break the windows! Come on out of the car,” she screams, “Keith, don’t do it!”
Moments later you hear four gunshots and Keith’s body on the ground.
Hillary Clinton called Friday for officials in Charlotte, North Carolina, to make public a police video showing the fatal shooting.
“Charlotte should release police video of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting without delay. We must ensure justice & work to bridge divides. –H,” Clinton said in a tweet, the “H” indicating that she personally approved the message.
Two police videos — from a dashboard camera and an officer’s body camera — show Scott’s death.
Police allowed Scott’s family to view the videos Wednesday but have so far declined to release the footage to the public.