911 calls released in fatal police shooting of Keith Scott

Keith Scott

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer calls for backup, saying he has spotted a man with a gun and a marijuana joint in his SUV. In follow-up radio traffic, the officer says a suspect has been wounded and is lying on the ground.

The two snippets of audio authorities released on Thursday along with a brief 911 call appeared to back up authorities’ assertion that officers believed 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott had a gun. A black officer fatally shot Scott last week, sparking violent street protests and prompting the governor to call up National Guard troops, who were stationed on downtown streets.

The audio, lasting a total of two minutes, was released as public demand mounts for more details about the shooting.

On Saturday, authorities shared about two minutes of video capturing the shooting.

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