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Private autopsy: Man killed by North Carolina police shot in back, abdomen

Keith Scott looks over to police with hands by his sides just before he was shot four times by Charlotte police in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. in this September 20, 2016 still image from video released by Charlotte police. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department/Handout via Reuters

Keith Lamont Scott, who shot and killed by a North Carolina police officer last month, suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen, according to results released Wednesday from an independent autopsy conducted for his family. Attorneys for Scott's family said in a statement that the family "authorized this release of information because, as they have maintained from the very beginning, they are simply seeking transparency." According to the report, Scott suffered gunshot wounds to his left back, left abdomen and left wrist. He also suffered rib and wrist fractures.

Why did you have to take Keith that day? Give us a reason, because everything that you're saying right now, it just makes me angrier each day because I just keep hearing more stuff.

Scott's wife, Rakeyia Scott

Scott was shot to death Sept. 20 by a black Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., police officer. The shooting set off two nights of unrest in Charlotte and a series of marches and protests. Scott's wife, Rakeyia Scott, said in an interview excerpt shown Wednesday on "CBS Evening News" that she and her family are still seeking answers from police about the shooting. Police have said that Scott had a gun, which his wife denies. The county medical examiner's autopsy results have not been released. Scott's funeral, which was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew's approach to the South Carolina coast, is scheduled for Friday.

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Shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old African-American man, was fatally shot on, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina by Brentley Vinson, an African-American city police officer.