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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, protesters block I-277 during a third night of unrest following Tuesday's police fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Protesters who have filled the streets to push for the release of video of Scott's shooting could see their task get much harder if Charlotte authorities do not share the footage within a week. A North Carolina law that takes effect Oct. 1 will declare that the video is not a public record and that only a judge can release it. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

The officer who shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott in September was not charged


Brentley Vinson, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer who shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott in September, was not charged, Scott's family's lawyer announced Wednesday.

Murray said Vinson, in plain clothes, saw Scott hold up a gun before the shooting and saw Scott reaching for his gun at his ankle holster while in a  "trance-like state" before shooting him. Murray said multiple witnesses' accounts changed during interviews. Scott's death sparked days of protests, some violent, in Charlotte

Some expected more protests after the verdict was delivered.

Scott's family initially argued that he did not have a weapon, but Murray said Scott's DNA was found on the gun found at the scene. Murray said some witnesses that came forward later said that they had not actually seen the shooting.

Scott also ignored multiple police warnings, Murray said.

According to the police, Scott ignored multiple commands to drop his weapon, and instead, tried to get back into his car. As officers closed in, he again exited his vehicle, ignoring commands from the police.

The latest on Charlotte: Police have released video from Keith Lamont Scott's shooting

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT | This video shows the bodycam footage, provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, of Scott's shooting.

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WATCH  | Here's a look at the protests in September.

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WATCH  | Here's our report on the boycott that followed.

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