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Attorney: Keith Lamont Scott's wife saw officer shoot him

(MGN Online)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina over the fatal police shooting of a black man. (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

An attorney for relatives of a black man shot and killed by an officer in Charlotte says the victim's wife "saw him get shot and killed."

Attorney Justin Bamberg spoke Thursday on behalf of the family of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott during a news conference. He says the family was not present because they were still grieving.

Bamberg said: "My understanding is that his wife saw him get shot and killed. That's something she will never, ever forget."

He did not give other details about what the wife saw.

Bamberg says the family will view police video of the shooting later Thursday.

It is not clear when, or if, dash and body camera video of the shooting might be publicly released.

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3:55 p.m.

An attorney for relatives of a black man shot and killed by an officer in Charlotte says the family will view police video of the shooting later Thursday.

Attorney Justin Bamberg spoke on behalf of the family of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott during a news conference. The family was not present, he says, because they were still grieving.

He says they don't know what's on the video, only what law enforcement says on the video.


Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney has said that Scott refused commands to drop a gun; residents say he was unarmed. Putney also says the video does not definitively show whether Scott pointed the gun at anyone.

It is not clear when, or if, dash and body camera video of the shooting might be publicly released.

The attorney says the family wants to know the truth but worries about the emotional impact if the video is released.

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