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Family releases video of fatal shooting of North Carolina man


The family of a North Carolina man who was shot and killed by police released the video of the incident on Friday.

The footage was obtained by NBC News (WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGES AND LANGUAGE) and shows the minutes leading up to the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte and a short time after.

The video does not show the exact time when he was shot.

“He better not be [expletive] dead, he better not be [expletive] dead,” Scott’s wife said to officers in the video. “He better live, he better live!”

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said there is at least one video from a body camera and one other video from a dashboard camera that captured the deadly shooting of a black man by an officer. Police have so far refused to release the video.

Putney said during a news conference Friday that he cannot release more information about the shooting because his department is not leading the investigation, which is being conducted by the State Bureau of Investigation.

Police have said Scott refused repeated commands to drop a gun; residents say he was unarmed. An attorney for his family, who viewed the video Thursday, said it’s not clear from the video if he’s holding anything, including a gun.

Scott’s shooting has sparked days of protests in Charlotte, in which one other person was shot. A suspect was arrested on Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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