Video recorded by the wife of Keith Lamont Scott of the moments that preceded his fatal shooting has been released to the public. Rakeyia Scott (above) and her lawyers sent the video to the New York Times, who then publicly released it.
In the video, Rakeyia is audibly heard telling the officers not to shoot her husband and that he has a traumatic brain injury. As she hears officers tell Scott to drop his weapon, she pleads that they stand down.
“Don’t shoot him,” she told the officers. “He doesn’t have a gun.”
She tells Keith to get out of the car as the tension escalates. When the shots are fired, there is no visual, but gunshots are heard and Rakeyia runs over to the scene.
“He better not be f****n’ dead. I know that f****n’ much,” she said.
She immediately dials 911 and tells the dispatcher that officers shot her husband and that he did nothing to them. She continues to stand over the scene and watch from a few feet away.
What is not clear in the video is whether or not there is a weapon near Scott. The CMPD has constantly asserted that he held a weapon at the time of the shooting.
This video comes after many nights of protest wherein activists have demanded to see the footage taken during the shooting.
(Photo: Rakeyia Scott via Facebook)