Video footage released Saturday shows Keith Lamont Scott taking four steps slowly backward with his arms at his sides when he shot by a white police officer, and then falls to the ground.

From neither vantage point – a police dashboard camera and a body camera worn by one of the officers on the scene – allegations of Scott having a gun can’t be seen.

But you can hear police yell,  “Drop the gun!” at the 43-year-old Scott, who died from his wounds Tuesday as his wife stood nearby.

Police handcuffed Scott and you can hear his wife yell, “He better be alive!”

“You can’t clearly identify what, if anything, is in his hand,” attorney Justin Bamberg, who represents the Scott family, said at news conference Saturday evening. Bamberg says the videos don’t show anything that should have led to Scott losing his life.
Scott’s family has said he was reading a book and waiting for his son to come home from school at the time. Police said no book was found at the scene. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has taken over the criminal investigation. The internal affairs division of the Charlotte police department is determining if any policies were violated.
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