Funeral services for Lowcountry man killed by police in Charlotte held Friday


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Funeral Services for Keith Lamont Scott, the 43-year-old man who was shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, was held Friday, October 14 on James Island.

Family and friends filled the First Baptist Church of James Island on Friday to give their final respects to Scott. His funeral was supposed to take place on October 6, but was delayed when Hurricane Matthew threatened the South Carolina coast.

Scott’s death led to two nights of violent protests, including unrest hours after the shooting Sept. 20 and more violence in downtown Charlotte the next night.

An autopsy found that Scott was hit in his upper back, stomach, and twice near his left hand during the encounter with police.

Scott’s family says they had to do a private forensics examination after the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department refused to provide its autopsy and toxicology analysis to either the family or the media.

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