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Keith Lamont Scott Shooting: Full Transcript of Footage of Fatal Encounter

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Video shows a man after he was shot by police in Charlotte, N.C.Rakeyia Scott

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The wife of Keith Lamont Scott released a two-minute, 12-second video of the fatal encounter between him and Charlotte, North Carolina, police.

The following is a transcript of the video obtained by NBC News:

Rakeyia Scott: Don't shoot him. Don't shoot him. He has no weapon. He has no weapon. Don't shoot him. He didn’t do anything.

Officer in background: Drop the f---ing gun.

Officer: Drop the gun, drop the gun.

Rakeyia Scott: He doesn't have a gun. He has a TBI [traumatic brain injury]. He's not going to do anything to you guys. He just took his medicine.

Officer: Drop the gun. Let me get a f---ing (inaudible) over here.

Rakeyia Scott: Keith, don't let them break the windows. Come on out the car.

Officer: Drop the gun.

Rakeyia Scott: Keith don't do it. (Loud click heard).

Officer: Drop the gun.

Rakeyia Scott: Keith get out the car. Keith, don't you do it, don't you do it. Keith, Keith, Keith, don’t you do it.

(Four gunshots are heard.)

Rakeyia Scott: Keith, don't you do it.

Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him?

He better not be f---ing dead. He better not be f---ing dead, I know that f---ing much. I know that much he better not be dead.

I'm not going to come near you, I'm going to record though. I'm not coming near you, I'm going to record though. He better be alive cause, he better be alive, how about that.

(On the phone with 911.)

Rakeyia Scott: Yes, we're over here at 9453 Lexington Court. These are the police officers who shot my husband, and he better live. He better live cause he didn’t do nothing to them.

Officer: Is everybody good, are you good?

Rakeyia Scott: Ain't nobody touch anybody, so they all good.

I know he better live. I know he better live. How about that I'm not coming to you guys, but he better live.

He better live, you hear this and you see this, right? He better live. He better live.

I swear he better live. Yup he better live, he better f---ing live. He better live. Where is ... he better f---ing live and I can't believe. I ain't going nowhere. I'm in the same damn spot, the f--k.

That's OK, did you all call the police? I mean, did you all call the ambulance?

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