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Charlotte PD releases footage of Keith Scott shooting

Police in North Carolina have released body and dash camera footage of the shooting.
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Police in Charlotte, North Carolina have released dash and body camera footage from this week's fatal shooting.

Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shot and killed by an officer on Tuesday.

On Friday, his family released cell phone video that appears to have been taken by Scott’s wife, Rakeyia Scott. It showed the 50 seconds leading up to the shooting, but does not clearly show Keith Scott nor the officers.

The police department's footage gives a closer look at the shooting, but it's still not very clear.

Footage from the dash cam shows the squad car arriving on scene. It appears officers already have their weapons out as they're crouching behind a pickup truck.

At one point, the door to an SUV opens and a black man – apparently Keith Scott – gets out and starts walking backwards.

Then shots are fired and the man falls to the ground

Body camera footage shows an officer moving around the SUV Scott apparently got out of.

That footage just shows Scott standing outside of the vehicle. Then the officer runs to the other side of the vehicle and Scott is on the ground.

Did Scott have a weapon?

That's the question that's been dividing Scott's family and protesters with law enforcement.

Throughout Rakeyia's cell phone video, police can be heard yelling, “drop the gun.”

Rakeyia would respond, “He doesn’t have a gun. He has a T.B.I. (traumatic brain injury). He’s not going to do anything to you guys. He just took his medicine.”

Following the shooting, Scott's family continued to say that he was not armed.

Whether or not Scott had a gun or any type of weapon is not clear from cell phone, dash cam, and body cam footage though.

NBC says the police department released a photo of a handgun and ankle holster, saying they were in Scott's possession.

The footage is pretty graphic. If you'd like to see it, you can watch the dash cam footage here, and the body cam footage here.

More details released

NBC says police held a press conference Saturday and released more details on what led to the shooting.

According to the news source, officers were looking for someone else when an SUV pulled up and Scott started rolling a marijuana blunt.

Officers tell NBC they ignored that, but then Scott held up a gun and officers took action.

CNN says a black officer fatally shot Scott.

Scott's family has said that Scott was reading a book in the SUV, waiting for his son to come home.

Police tell CNN they didn't find a book at the scene.

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