Disturbing cellphone footage of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, the 43-year-old black man whose death earlier this week in Charlotte, North Carolina, sparked days of protest, was just released by NBC.
The video was taken by Scott’s wife, Rakeyia Scott, who can be heard pleading with police not to shoot her husband. She repeatedly tells the officers that Scott has a traumatic brain injury and that he is unarmed, growing increasingly distraught, before multiple shots ring out.
“He doesn’t have a gun, he has a [traumatic brain injury], he’s not going to do anything to you guys, he just took his medicine,” Scott’s wife pleads.
Watch the video (which is graphic and may be disturbing) here:
NBC described the scene:
At this point, it is “unclear whether she is telling him not to get out of the vehicle he’s in,” as the Huffington Post writes.
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