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