Thursday marks 2 years since Keith Scott shot, killed by officer sparking protests

- Thursday marks two years since Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed outside of his apartment complex by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer. 

The battle between the victim's family with the City of Charlotte and CMPD continues to this day. 

Two years ago today police body cameras captured the scene on Old Concord Road where Scott was shot and killed by an officer. 

Rakeyia Scott, Keith Scott's wife, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Charlotte and Officer Brentley Vinson, who fired the shots. 

The shooting death of Scott sparked protests and riots that rocked the City of Charlotte in 2016. 

On this day two years ago, I-85 was shut down as protesters took over the highway, looting tractor trailers and setting fires. 

In the days that followed, tear gas flew as high as the buildings in uptown, shattered windows and broken doors scrapped the Epicentre, and protester Justin Carr was shot and killed allegedly by another demonstrator in the chaos. 

While the City of Charlotte tries to move forward, the Scott family continues to grieve. The lawsuit said officers moved too fast and too aggressively when they tried to arrest Keith Lamont Scott, while his wife was standing by. 

'Why didn't they get her in and get her assistance to try and deescalate this situation." 

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