CMPD Releases Full Length Body Cam Video Of Fatal Shooting Of Keith Lamont Scott
UPDATE: CMPD has released the full length body and dash cam footage in the Keith Lamont Scott shooting investigation. WARNING: Viewer discretion is advised.
Full length video can be found below:
Edited videos can be found below:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CMPD has released the body and dash cam footage in the Keith Lamont Scott shooting investigation. The video was released days after protesters demanded that the footage be made public.
Scott’s wife released cell phone footage she captured in the moments leading up to the shooting on Friday. That video can be seen HERE.
Complete coverage of the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott and the protests following his death can be viewed HERE.
The shooting was reported Tuesday afternoon just before 4pm on Old Concord Road near Bonnie Lane and John Kirk Drive.
Police say officers with the Metro Division Crime Reduction Unit were searching for a suspect with an outstanding warrant on him at The Village at College Downs.
Officers say during that search they noticed a subject, later identified as Keith Lamont Scott, inside a vehicle in the apartment complex. Scott exited the vehicle armed with a firearm, according to police. Officers say Scott got back into the vehicle and then the officers started to approach him.
That’s when police say Scott got back out of the vehicle armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking Scott. The officers immediately requested MEDIC and began performing CPR, according to a news release.
Scott was pronounced dead on the scene.