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Watch | Keith Lamont Scott's wife records encounter with police

Video footage of Keith Lamont Scott after being shot by Charlotte police. The video was released to NBC and the New York Times on Sept. 23, 2016. (MGN Online/MSNBC )

Video released by the wife of Keith Lamont Scott showed the moments leading up to and immediately after he was shot by police in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 2 ½ minute video does not show the shooting, though gunshots can be heard. Before gunfire erupts, police repeatedly tell Scott to drop a gun.

His wife tells officers at the scene repeatedly that he doesn't have a gun and that he has a traumatic brain injury. At one point, she tells him to get out of the car so that police don't break the windows. As the encounter escalates, she tells them repeatedly: "You better not shoot him."

After the gunshots are heard, Scott can be seen laying on the ground while his wife says "he better live."

An attorney for Scott's family says the newly released video does not prove whether the shooting was justified.

Instead, Justin Bamberg tells The New York Times, the video shows "another vantage point" of the incident, in which 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot. Bamberg says he hopes Charlotte police release their own videos of the shooting. They've so far refused to do so. Police Chief Kerr Putney says there's at least one video from a body camera and one from a dashboard camera.

The police video could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting.

Police have said Scott refused repeated commands to drop a gun; residents say he was unarmed. It's unclear from the video shot by Scott's wife whether he had a weapon.

The governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory said it was still under investigation, which is why the police footage will not be released.

"I personally and firmly believe that we have to take the politics out of any release of evidence," he said.

"You got to be extremely careful about how you release information."

North Carolina recently passed a law that would require a judge to determine if police footage should be released to the public. It takes effect Oct. 1.

The shooting has led to three days of unrest in Charlotte, where some protests have turned violent.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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