Charlotte Police has released body cam and dash cam footage from the fatal shooting of African American Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte on Tuesday to the public amid an ongoing investigation.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has also released a detailed statement providing a police account of Scott’s shooting.
The statement described two plainclothes officers taking part in an unrelated operation and seeing Scott pull up next to them. The two said they saw him rolling a marijuana joint. Then, one of the officers noticed that Scott held “a gun up.” This prompted the officers to leave the area, change into police uniform, and then “take enforcement action for public safety concerns.”
The statement added that the gun was “loaded” and was found to contain Scott’s DNA and fingerprints. CMPD released photos of the gun, Scott’s ankle holster and a “marijuana blunt” to accompany the document.
The video released to the public has no sound for the first 20 seconds, and towards the end of the one minute video, scott can be heard moaning as he fights for his life.
Watch the video below…