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Video shows deadly encounter between Charlotte police and Keith Scott

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Keith Scott with his family. (Source: WBTV) Keith Scott with his family. (Source: WBTV)
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Unsettling footage shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The footage, taken by Scott's wife, does not clearly show the exact moment he was shot by police on Tuesday. In the video you can hear gunshots and you then see Scott on the ground moments after the shots were fired.

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Scott's death sparked three nights of protests in Charlotte.

The protests erupted after Scott, 43, was killed Tuesday while police were serving a warrant at The Village at College Downs apartment complex.

"When told by police to exit his vehicle, Mr. Scott did so in a very calm, non-aggressive manner," the statement from the family read. "While police did give him several commands, he did not aggressively approach them or raise his hands at members of law enforcement at any time."

An attorney later told the media that they saw "versions from different angles."

Activists and Scott's family asked police to release dash and body camera recordings of the incident. Charlotte police said the videos do not clearly show what happened.

On Friday, Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney voiced his concerns about releasing the video. He said body camera video would make the situation worse. He has previously said the video will be public when there is a compelling reason to release it.

"It's a personal struggle, but I have to do what I think is best for my community," Putney said.

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