CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The official autopsy report for Keith Lamont Scott, 43, who was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer in September, was released on Monday.
The report states that Scott was shot three times, once in the posterior chest, once in the abdomen and once in the left arm. Abrasions and lacerations were also reported in by the medical examiner.
The toxicology report in the case shows Scott was on a number of sedatives/anticonvulsant drugs at the time of his death including Amantadine, Diazepam, Gabapentin, Nordiazepam and Promethazine.
Scott was fatally shot by a police officer on September 20, 2016. The shooting raised nation-wide controversy having differing stories from Scott's family and the police.
Scott's wife blames race for his death and does not believe that police are telling the truth about the African American officer who shot her husband. She also publicly stated that her husband was unarmed and shot unfairly.
CMPD explained that Scott was armed. Chief Kerr Putney later asked for an independent review of the policies and procedures of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department following the shooting by an officer of Keith Lamont Scott last month. CMPD later released the dash cam video of the shooting. The video shows Scott stepping back from officers with his arms down by his side when he was fatally shot in the back, abdomen and wrist. However, police say he had a gun and they were afraid for their safety and the safety of nearby civilians.
The shooting sparked an outrage in the community and resulted in numerous protests along with some violent riots in Charlotte.
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