NC TV station Source: Dash cam video shows man shot by police coming at them with handgun

Published: Sep. 21, 2016 at 4:41 PM CDT
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A Charlotte, North Carolina news station says it has confirmed with sources that there is dash camera video that shows Keith Scott getting out of a car and coming at police officers with a gun in his hand.

A police officer shot and killed Scott on Tuesday.

Chief Kerr Putney said Scott posed a threat because officers saw him exit a vehicle twice with a the gun and didn't drop it when police ordered him to do so.

WSCO ( said Chief Putney said he saw some of the video from the scene, but not all of it.

"I can tell you a weapon was seized, a handgun. I can also tell you, we did not find a book, that has been made reference too," said Putney. "I can just tell you what I know based on what we've gathered through the scientific process of going through the evidence.

WSOC reports that police say they would like to share the dash camera video, but the law won't allow them to share it because it is part of the investigation.