In this image taken from video recorded by Keith Lamont Scott's wife, Rakeyia Scott, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, Charlotte police squat next to Keith Lamont Scott as Scott lies face-down on the ground, in Charlotte, N.C. In the video of the deadly encounter between Charlotte police and the black man, Rakeyia Scott repeatedly tells officers her husband is not armed and pleads with them not to shoot him as they shout at him to drop a gun. The video does not show clearly whether Scott had a gun. (Rakeyia Scott/Curry Law Firm via AP)
Photo: Rakeyia Scott
Photo: Rakeyia Scott

Family releases video in deadly Charlotte shooting

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The person recording the video refers to Keith Scott as her husband.

The video shows the moments leading up to the shooting, where she pleads with her husband to get out of the truck and urges police to not shoot him.

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The video does not show the actual shooting, but the gunshots can be heard.

The New York Times obtained the video from the Scott family attorneys. The attorneys released the following statement:

Today's decision to release cellphone video of the moments before Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed was made by the Scott family in the name of truth and transparency.

The family is still hopeful that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and city of Charlotte will release all available video of the incident to the public so that people can draw their own conclusions about Keith's death.  

We encourage everyone to reserve judgment until all the facts are known.  This is simply one step in our quest to find the truth for this family.  

We thank those in the community who have supported the Scott family during this difficult time, and we again ask for peace in Charlotte as we continue to learn more about the tragic events that unfolded Sept. 20.

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: Watch the video here

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