Charlotte man shot by police allegedly stabbed wife, threatened to kill family, documents show

Keith Lamont Scott, the 43-year-old North Carolina man shot and killed after a confrontation with Charlotte police, allegedly stabbed his wife, hit one of his children and threatened to kill his family, his wife claimed in multiple requests for domestic violence protective orders, one of which she filed last year.

Local media obtained the documents. In 2004, Rakeyia Scott wrote that her husband "assaulted me several times by stabbing me in the back almost puncturing my lungs, he sliced me [sic] ear, and bruised my body," Fox 46 reported.

In October of 2015, she wrote, "He hit my 8 year old in the head a total of three times with is [sic] fist... He kicked me and threaten [sic] to kill us last night with his gun. He said he is a 'killer' and we should know that." She also said he carried a 9mm handgun but did not have a permit for it, WSOC reported.

Both orders were ultimately dismissed later when Scott's wife said he no longer posed a threat to the family, Fox 46 added.

Rakeyia Scott reportedly recorded video of her husband's encounter with police last week. Police have said he was armed, but witnesses say he held only a book. The 2 1/2-minute video does not show the shooting, though gunshots can be heard.

The gun recovered at the scene of Scott's shooting had been stolen and later sold to Scott, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police source told The Associated Press on Monday.

The department said plainclothes officers who saw Scott with a gun and marijuana left the area to put on vests identifying them as police before confronting him.

Police Chief Kerr Putney said Saturday he released portions of body camera video pertinent to the shooting and hoped to release the rest after a State Bureau of Investigation probe. But he acknowledged that a new state law taking effect Oct. 1 will likely require a judge's approval for further releases of footage.

More than 100 people jammed City Council chambers Monday to vent their frustrations with police. Speakers took direct aim at Mayor Jennifer Roberts as well as Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, calling on them to resign from their respective offices.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.