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Charlotte police shooting video released by widow of Keith Lamont Scott

New York Times posted video to its website
Posted: 1:28 PM, Sep 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-23 17:28:55Z
Charlotte police shooting video released by widow of Keith Lamont Scott

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):