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Keith Lamont Scott: Video released of moments leading up to his death

We’re embedding NBC’s version of the video of the death of Keith Lamont Scott. It’s graphic and included profanity. It’s a mood changer.

Rakeyia Scott, wife of slain disabled father, Keith Lamont Scott, 43, cell phone recorded the moment Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers confronted her husband. She begged them to not shoot him. She shares, “He has a TBI. He doesn’t have a weapon.” TBI is short for tramautic brain injury.

Officers ignored her. Today, he’s dead.

Scott was a father of seven. He was standing next to his car on Tuesday night, September 20, 2016, when officer Brentley Vinson opened fire and killed him. Officers were at The Village at College Downs apartment complex on the 9600 block of Old Concord Road serving a warrant to another man, not Scott.

In this video Rakeyia is frustrated and scared. She says in part:

“Don’t shoot him. Don’t shoot him. He didn’t do anything.”
In the background, officers can be heard yelling, “Drop the gun.”
“He doesn’t have a gun. He has a TBI [a traumatic brain injury]. He’s not going to do anything to you guys. He just took his medicine.
“Keith, don’t let them break the windows — come on out the car.
“Keith, don’t do it.”
“Keith, get out the car!”
“Keith, Keith, don’t you do it. Keith! Keith! Don’t you do it!
A burst of gunfire is then heard, with at least three shots fired.
“Did you shoot him?!” the woman yells. “Did you shoot him??”
Repeating her question, she says, “He better not be f****** dead!”

Once you get over the shock of the rapid gunfire, you empathize with Rakeyia who says repeatedly, “He better live.”

1 Comment

  1. nosey rosy on September 24, 2016 at 12:15 am

    THE REAL TRAGEDY IS ITS TELEVISED FOR THE WHOLE WORLD NO WONDER STEVE JOB WAS KILLED BY CIA .. he was the person who made all this a reality ,, what happen to hundreds of black men killed this way? years before social media and blacks outrage and protest we march more now than CIVIL RIGHT ERA .. AND WHY? BECAUSE WE ARE NO LONGER A PICTURE OF LAZY NIGGAS ..IN THA HOOD KILLING EACH OTHER .. so they gotta play cops and robbers on citizens now like zimmerman did same shi….t we already seen . . and in 1 year 40 black males publicly displayed while shot ,and white americans now see what we been seeing for 500 year slavery and civil right unrest in amerikkk .. i wish i had not been born here .

    i wish i was from tibet , china , india even ..

    america is nowhere to plege allegence and i dont blame those who stop plege allegance even kids .. are protesting cause they see why laws fucked up have cost us .. . black men locked up for lesser crimes then whites .. all cause black men date white women freedly , ,all because white cop rather be laid off with pay and leave the country and return exernorated for murder .. of the highest indecency … our system failing us dailley . white getting pulled over drunk and sent home .. what is this fear whites have .. and black cop rarely kill a man was that black cop from afghanistan? mentally ill and paranoid shizo … our was he proving black cop are dirty to take heat off whites??? SOUND UNLIKE A BLACK MAN WILL JUST SHOOT AND KILL .. .WHY COULDNT MR SCOUT BEEN TREATED LIKE WHITE COP TREAT WHITES .. IS MR VINSON married to a whitec chick? with white kids? u best believe theres a lie somewhere .. he is said to fell bad? he should cause he has seen all these killing and he knew better then shoot his own