• GRAPHIC: Family releases cellphone video of deadly Charlotte police encounter

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Channel 9 has obtained cellphone video of the deadly encounter between a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer and Keith Scott.

    The person recording the video refers to Scott as her husband.

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    The video shows the moments leading up to the shooting, where she pleads with her husband to get out of the truck and urges police to not shoot him.

    The video does not show the actual shooting, but the gunshots can be heard.

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    Police said they have dash camera video of the shooting, but will not release it so it doesn’t jeopardize the investigation.

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    Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said she believes that the video should be released, but she said it's a matter of timing.

    Statement from Keith Lamont Scott family attorneys:

    “Today's decision to release cellphone video of the moments before Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed was made by the Scott family in the name of truth and transparency.

    The family is still hopeful that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and city of Charlotte will release all available video of the incident to the public so that people can draw their own conclusions about Keith's death.  

    We encourage everyone to reserve judgment until all the facts are known.  This is simply one step in our quest to find the truth for this family.  

    We thank those in the community who have supported the Scott family during this difficult time, and we again ask for peace in Charlotte as we continue to learn more about the tragic events that unfolded Sept. 20."    

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