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Charlotte police shooting video released by widow of Keith Lamont Scott

New York Times posted video to its website
Charlotte police shooting video released by widow of Keith Lamont Scott
Posted at 10:28 AM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 13:34:05-04

The New York Times has posted video of the deadly encounter involving police and a black man who was shot by an officer in Charlotte.

The video, posted on the newspaper's website Friday, was recorded by the wife of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. The 2 ½ minute video does not show the shooting, though gunshots can be heard. Before gunfire erupts, police repeatedly tell Scott to drop a gun.

His wife tells officers at the scene repeatedly that he doesn't have a gun and that he has a traumatic brain injury. At one point, she tells him to get out of the car so that police don't break the windows. As the encounter escalates, she tells them repeatedly: "You better not shoot him."

After the gunshots are heard, Scott can be seen laying on the ground while his wife says "he better live."

SEE THE VIDEO BELOW (WARNING: CONTENT MAY BE GRAPHIC TO SOME VIEWERS):