VIDEO: Keith Lamont Scott Warned to 'Drop the Gun' at Least 10 Times Before Being Shot

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Sep. 23, 2016

Video of Keith Lamont Scott's shooting shows he was warned at least ten times to "drop the gun" before he was fatally shot.

The footage was recorded by Scott's wife Rakeyi, who can be heard repeatedly claiming he's "unarmed" and "has no weapon" throughout.



The New York Times released a transcript of the video:
OFFICER: Hands up!

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Donít shoot him. Donít shoot him. He has no weapon. He has no weapon. Donít shoot him.

OFFICER: Donít shoot. Drop the gun. Drop the fucking gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Donít shoot him. Donít shoot him.

OFFICER: Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: He didnít do anything.

OFFICER: Drop the gun. Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: He doesnít have a gun. He has a T.B.I. (Traumatic Brain Injury).

OFFICER: Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: He is not going to do anything to you guys.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: He just took his medicine.

OFFICER: Drop the gun. Let me get a fucking baton over here. [muffled]

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Keith, donít let them break the windows. Come on out the car.

OFFICER: [muffled]

OFFICER:Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Keith! Donít you do it.

OFFICER: Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Keith, get out the car. Keith! Keith! Donít you do it! Donít you do it! Keith!

OFFICER: Drop the gun.

RAKEYIA SCOTT:Keith! Keith! Keith! Donít you do it! [SHOTS]

RAKEYIA SCOTT: Fuck. Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him? He better not be fucking dead.He better not be fucking dead. I know that fucking much. I know that much. He better not be dead. Iím not going to come near you. Iím going to record, though. Iím not coming near you. Iím going to record, though.He better be alive because ÖI come You better be alive. How about that?Yes, we here, over here at 50 Ö 50 Ö9453 Lexington Court. These are the police officers that shot my husband,and he better live. He better live. Because he didnít do nothing to them.

OFFICER: Is everybody good? Are you good?

RAKEYIA SCOTT: He good. Nobody Ö touch nobody, so theyíre all good.

OFFICER: You good?

RAKEYIA SCOTT: I know he better live. I know he better live. How about that Iím not coming to you guys, but heíd better live. He better live. You all hear it, you see this, right? He better live.

OFFICER: [muffled]

AKEYIA SCOTT: He better live. I swear, he better live. Yep, he better live. He better fucking live. He better live. Where isÖHe better fucking live, and I canít even leave the damnÖ I ainít going nowhere. Iím staying in the same damn spot. What the fuck. Thatís O.K. did you all call the police? I mean, did you all call an ambulance
Police say Scott was armed with a gun and a picture making the rounds shows what appears to be a gun lying nearby.



Police also say Scott was shot by Officer Brently Vinson, who is black, pictured on the right.



Similar to Scott's wife, "eyewitness" Taheshia Williams who made the rounds doing media interviews said she saw a white cop shoot Scott while he was complying and holding a book.

"He got out of his car, he walked back to comply, and all his compliance did was get him murdered," she said.



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