Video emerges of North Carolina shooting

The moment North Carolina police shot a black man was captured on video by his wife, who can be heard pleading with officers: “Don’t shoot him!”

In the footage, Rakeyia Scott tells husband Keith Scott to get out of his car as Charlotte police surround him.

The clip does not show the actual shooting, or make clear if Mr Scott was carrying a gun, as police say.

Officers can be heard urging him to “drop the gun” but his wife is heard telling them he is unarmed.

On Friday evening, unnamed police sources told local media and CNN a gun found at the scene was loaded and had Mr Scott’s fingerprints and DNA on it. But the police have said nothing officially.

Charlotte city leaders have been under mounting pressure to release their footage of this week’s shooting.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined the chorus, adding: “We must ensure justice and work to bridge divides.”

In the clip, an officer is heard shouting: “Hands up!”

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Mrs Scott cries: “Don’t shoot him. Don’t shoot him. He has no weapon. He has no weapon. Don’t shoot him.”

An officer says: “Don’t shoot. Drop the gun. Drop the [expletive] gun.”

Mrs Scott says: “He doesn’t have a gun. He has a TBI [Traumatic Brain Injury]. He just took his medicine.”

Family lawyers have previously said Mr Scott suffered head trauma in a car accident last year.

Seconds later shots ring out in the clip, and Mrs Scott rushes forward shouting: “Did you shoot him? He better not be [expletive] dead!”

Mr Scott – a 43-year-old father-of-seven – was fatally shot in an apartment complex car park on Tuesday by police who were searching for another person wanted for arrest.


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