The New York Times and Rakeyia Scott

Cellphone Footage Shows Fatal Police Shooting Of Keith Lamont Scott

Keith's wife, Rakeyia, reportedly recorded the video on a cellphone. She can be heard shouting at officers.

By Lindsey Pulse | September 23, 2016

Cellphone footage obtained by several outlets appears to show the moments surrounding the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Scott's wife can be heard shouting at police officers to not shoot her husband. She repeatedly says Scott is not armed. 

SEE MORE: More Use-Of-Force Rules Could Keep Everyone Safer — Including Police

Article Continues Below

Charlotte, North Carolina, police say Scott was armed and that officers "felt a lethal threat."

Violent protests erupted in Charlotte after the shooting, spurring the state's governor to issue a state of emergency.

Police say they will not release body or dash camera footage from the event. They say releasing the footage would jeopardize the investigation. Scott's family reportedly did view the footage.

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Breaking News Coverage