(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The man who was killed by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September was shot once in the back, an autopsy report shows.
Keith Lamont Scott’s shooting, captured on video, sparked days of protests in the city after his family said he was unarmed.
The autopsy said that in addition to the shot to the back, another shot to the abdomen caused his death.
Police, however, maintained that he had a handgun and Chief Kerr Putney said at the time said he would release evidence that would constitute “indisputable evidence” supporting that.
According to Putney, officers said they saw a weapon and marijuana in Scott’s car while they were doing surveillance for an unrelated warrant.
The chief said Scott ignored repeated commands to drop the weapon.
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