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Family of Keith Scott release footage of shooting

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>> Don't shoot him. Don't shoot him. He has no weapon.>> Newly released cell phone video taken by the wife of Keith Scott shows the minutes before he was fatally shot by Charlotte police.>> He's not gonna do anything to you guys. He just took his medicine.>> Drop the gun.
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>> In it, Rakeyia Scott can be heard pleading with police not to shoot her husband moments before they open fire.>> Wait, wait, don't you do it.
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But while we can hear her pleas and a fusillade of gunfire, the footage doesn't show the shooting or whether Scott was armed, as police claim.
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That question fueling demands for law enforcement to release their footage of the incident. Protesters in the streets of Charlotte Thursday night chanting, we want the tapes, in defiance of a midnight curfew imposed in the wake of earlier bouts of riots and looting. On Thursday, family members were allowed to view the police video of the encounter.
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They described it as harrowing, but said it should be made public. Despite the pressure, Charlotte's police chief on Friday saying the video was but one piece of evidence, and should not be taken out of context.>> If I were to put it out indiscriminately, and it doesn't give you good context, it can inflame the situation and make it even worse.
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It will exacerbate the backlash.>> On Friday, police announced the arrest of a suspect in the shooting of a protester who later died from his injuries. Charlotte's mayor saying the curfew will remain in place Friday night.